If you are in the NY, NJ, or Philly areas this weekend, you have a unique opportunity to attend performances of works by composer Andrew Rudin, including the premiere of his Sonata for Cello and Piano at Lincoln Center. I had the pleasure of meeting Rudin during a residency at VCCA, where I was treated to a solo presentation of his fascinating work. Highly recommend!
May 6 & 7: Ballet—ENERGICO—Choreographed by Andrew Papp, to Andrew Rudin’s Quintetto Energico, for saxophones, piano, and percussion
Performed by students from the University of the Arts School of Dance
Merriam Theatre, Broad & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA
May 7- 2:30 pm Rudin: Sonata for Cello and Piano- PREMIERE Sam Magill, cello; Beth Levin, piano
Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave @ West 65th St., NYC
May 7- 7:30 pm Gala Concert-Festival of Young Musicians Rudin: Variations for String Orchestra, Luis Biava, conducts students of Temple University Music Prepatory Division, Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA
Rudin also has a beautiful new recording out on Innova, Canto di Ritorno (Concerto for Violin and Small Orchestra), on Orchestra 2001, conducted by James Freeman. Check out Rudin's website for more on his interesting background and music.