Thu January 17th, 2019
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Event Ticket: $18 / $20
Day of Show: $20 / $22
Pianist Jenny Lin’s Etudes Project is an ongoing exploration of the tradition and transformation of keyboard virtuosity in the piano repertoire. Inspired by her world tour of Philip Glass’ Piano Etudes with the composer himself, Jenny has created the Etudes Project with a series of programs juxtaposing new works alongside some of the most challenging works from the existing piano etudes repertoire. Various concert versions of the program will be performed in multiple venues throughout the season. Each program will be released in a series of volumes by the Sono Luminus label.
Volume 1 features works by composers in ICEBERG New Music, a collective consisting of ten New York based composers that range the gamut from pop songwriters to abstract sound sculptors. The program will be broadcast live on Relevant Tones, the country’s only syndicated radio program dedicated to contemporary classical music, hosted by composer SethBoustead. Broadcast on more than 250 radio stations around the world and available as a podcast, Relevant Tones is heard each week by more than 100,000 listeners.
The broadcast will be preceded by the Discovery Series, a process-oriented exploration of musical creativity sponsored by Access Contemporary Music. A new work by composer Will Rowe will be rehearsed in public in a Song Exploder format allowing the audience a sneak peak into the creative process of the composer. This is part of ACM’s Composer Alive program.
A weekly exploration of the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now.
With composers from nearly every country in the world creating music in diverse styles, there has simply never been a more exciting time for classical music. Relevant Tones creator and host Seth Boustead dives into this treasure trove of music accompanied by first-person interviews, in the field segments that take him to festivals and concert halls around the world, with stellar performances by talented ensembles and soloists.
Host Seth Boustead is an award-winning composer, radio host, arts manager, concert producer, writer, and speaker who works to change classical music and how it is perceived by the general public. Seth is the founder and executive director of Access Contemporary Music, where he has produced more than a hundred live concerts and created the Sound of Silent Film Festival, the ACM School of Music, the Thirsty Ears classical music street festival and many more programs designed to present classical music as a living art form. Seth is a regular contributor to Newcity Magazine. He is the voice of the New York Philharmonic’s Biennial Minute video series. Seth has also given a TEDx talk about the future of classical music.
Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. She has been acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by The New York Times. The Washington Post praises “Lin’s confident fingers… spectacular technique… “, “…surely one of the most interesting pianists in America right now…” and Gramophone Magazine has hailed her as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist”. Her orchestral engagements have included the American Symphony Orchestra, NDR and SWR German Radio orchestras, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nationale della RAI. Her concerts have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, MoMA, Stanford LIVE, and National Gallery of Art, appearing at Festivals such as Mostly Mozart, BAM’s Next Wave, Spoleto/USA, Kings Place London, Chopin Festival Austria, and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Germany.
Since 2000, Jenny’s discography includes more than 30 recordings on Steinway & Sons, Hänssler Classic, eOne, BIS, New World and Albany Records. She is also the central figure in “Cooking for Jenny” by Elemental Films, a musical documentary portraying her journey to Spain. Other media appearances include CBS Sunday Morning, NPR Performance Today, and “Speaking for Myself”, a film about Manhattan as seen through the eyes of eight contemporary artists by filmmaker Bert Shapiro. Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria, Jenny studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the Fondazione Internazionale per il pianoforte in Como, Italy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in German literature from The Johns Hopkins University.
Highlights of the 2017/18 season include tours throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America; her debut in Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series; and the release of Melody’s Mostly Musical Day, an illustrated album for children, and the piano music of Sergei Prokofiev and Kirill Zaborov. Since 2014, she has joined Philip Glass in his ongoing world tour of his complete Piano Etudes. Jenny is a Steinway Artist.