Michael Brown, piano

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:30pm

The Mansion


Michael Brown, piano
Bernstein at 100!

Described by The New York Times as a “young piano visionary” and “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers,” Michael Brown is equally committed as a pianist and composer. His unique artistry is reflected in a creative approach to programming that often interweaves the classics with contemporary works and his own compositions. In this program centered around the music of Leonard Bernstein, Brown highlights music by iconic American composers who were all friends and colleagues, played each other’s music, and had lifelong associations with each other. Many of the works relate to one another and were written in honor of each other.

  • In addition to his concerto engagements and solo recitals, Brown frequently performs in a trio with violinist Elena Urioste and cellist Nicholas Canellakis.
  • Brown has received commissions from Bargemusic’s Here and Now Festival, Concert Artists Guild, The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, Pianofest in the Hamptons, and pianists Jerome Lowenthal, Roman Rabinovich, Adam Golka, and Orion Weiss. 
  • In his spare time, Brown says he enjoys cooking kale, reading American history, and memorizing obscure Woody Allen films.
Michael Brown

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Leonard Bernstein: from Anniversaries
for Shirley Gabis Rhoads Perle
for Lukas Foss
for Aaron Copland
for Elizabeth B. Ehrman
for Jessica Fleischmann
for Jonny Mehegan

George Perle: from Six Celebratory Inventions
IV. for Leonard Bernstein

Michael Brown: 100 Chords for Bernstein

Lukas Foss: For Lenny, Variation on "New York, New York"

Leonard Bernstein: Touches: Chorale, Eight Variations and Coda

Michael Brown: Constellations and Toccata

Aaron Copland: Sonata
I. Molto moderato
II. Vivace
III. Andante sostenuto

Leonard Bernstein/arr. Michael Brown: Lonely Town, from On the Town

Leonard Bernstein/arr. Leo Smit: West Side Story suite
I. Jet Song
II. Jump
III. Cha-cha
IV. Cool

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