Metropolis Ensemble presents: Bach Unwound Metropolis Ensemble presents: Bach Unwound

with David Kaplan, piano

Sun March 22nd, 2015


Main Space

Minimum Age: All Ages

Doors Open: 5:00PM

Show Time: 6:00PM

Event Ticket: $10/$15/$20/$35

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Metropolis Ensemble presents: New Dances of the League of David (NY Premiere)
The latest iteration of Metropolis’ Artist-in-Residence Series*
Featuring pianist David Kaplan performing Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze together with new miniatures by composers:
Samuel Carl Adams, Timo Andres, Marcos Balter, Martin Bresnick, Caleb Burhans, Michael Brown, Mark Carlson, Mohammed Fairouz, Ryan Francis, Michael Gandolfi, Ted Hearne, Gabriel Kahane, Hannah Lash, Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, and Augusta Read Thomas.
*About Metropolis Ensemble’s Resident Artist Series at LPR
The Resident Artist Series offers a platform for Metropolis Ensemble performing artists and composers to co-produce concerts, musical events, and social gatherings, giving them unique opportunities collaborate with those who inspire them.
“New Dances of the League of David”, developed by pianist David Kaplan in collaboration with Metropolis Ensemble, is the fourth project in this series. To date, 25 new works have been commissioned and premiered with harpist Bridget Kibbey, violinist Kristin Lee, and composer Ricardo Romaneiro, with more to come this season and next with cellist Ashley Bathgate, bassoonist/composer Brad Balliett, and pianist Conor Hanick.
1. Michael James Gandolfi: Mirrors and Sidesteps
2. Schumann/Ted Hearne: Tänze (with a sense of urgency)
3. Schumann: ii. Innig
4. Schumann: iii. Mit Humor
5. Martin Bresnick: Bundists (Robert, Gyorgy and me) Etwas ungeduldig
6. Schumann/Michael Brown: iv. Ungeduldig
7. Samuel Carl Adams: II Quietly
8. Schumann: v. Einfach
9. Schumann/Gabriel Kahane: No. 6 Sehr rasch und in sich hinein
10. Schumann/Timo Andres: David Project
11. Ryan Francis: Reminiscence (Delicate, wandering)
12. Schumann: viii. Frisch
13. Schumann: ix. Lefhaft
14. Hannah Lash: Liebesbrief an Schumann (zart und singend)
15. Mohammed Fairouz: Kaplanbundlerstanz
16. Schumann/Mark Carlson: for David Kaplan Sehr rasch
17. Schumann: xi. Einfach
18. Caroline Shaw: XVI (mit gutem Humor, un poco lol ma con serioso vibes)
19. Marcos Balter: to David Kaplan
20. Schumann: xii. Mit Humor
21. Schumann: xiii. Wild und lustig
22. Schumann: xiv. Zart und singend
23. Augusta Read Thomas: Morse Code Fantasy – Hommage to Robert Schumann
24. Caleb Burhans: Leid mit Mut (Molto Rubato)
25. Schumann: xv. Frisch
26. Schumann: xvi. Mit gutem Humor –
27. Schumann/Adams: XVII (Quietly, from Afar) –
28. Schumann: xviii. Nicht schnell
Students (SRO): $10
Standing: $15
Table Seating: $20
VIP Table Seating (opera box/stage): $35
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Metropolis Ensemble presents: Bach Unwound

David Kaplan, piano

David Kaplan, pianist, has been praised for his “grace and fire” by the Boston Globe, and by The New York Times for “striking imagination and creativity.” He has appeared at London’s Barbican Centre, as a guest soloist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and at Miami’s Arscht Center with Itzhak Perlman. This year, he makes recital debuts at Ravinia and Washington’s National Gallery, premiering a commissioning project that interweaves Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze with new miniatures by 15 leading composers, including Augusta Read Thomas, Gabriel Kahane, Caroline Shaw, and Marcos Balter. He will also be appearing at a major contemprory festival at Korean National Museum of Seoul in April.
David is a veteran of many distinguished chamber music festivals and series: he has appeared at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Northwest, Barge Music, and the Canadian festivals of Banff and Orford. In addition, he has been a guest at Ravinia (RSMI), Tanglewood, Bard, and the Mostly Mozart Festival, where he performed in Avery Fisher Hall. As a core member of Decoda, the affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall, David performs frequently in New York’s most exciting venues, from Zankel Hall to (le) Poisson Rouge, in addition to the group’s groundbreaking international residency work. Since 2011, Kaplan is Co-Artistic Director of Lyrica Chamber Music, a New Jersey concert series now in its twenty-eighth season. Kaplan´s enthusiasm for contemporary music has led him to premiere dozens of works, including piano concertos by Timothy Andres (2008) and Alex Weston (2012). With help from a Fromm Grant, he joins violinst Rachel Lee Priday in commissioning a new violin sonata from Pulitzer Finalist Christopher Cerrone.
Recently awarded the DMA from Yale University, Kaplan’s distinguished mentors over the years include the late Claude Frank, Alfred Brendel, Richard Goode, and Emanuel Ax. Under the auspices of a Fulbright Grant, he studied conducting with Lutz Köhler at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Away from the keyboard, he loves cartooning and cooking, and is mildly obsessed with classic cars.

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