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Connecting Flights

  • Narloch Piano Studio 4636 North Francisco Avenue Chicago, IL, 60625 United States (map)

$10 Suggested Donation

Mabel Kwan and Matthew McCright perform solo and four-hand works for piano.

Program:

Gerard Pesson, Ambre nous resterons
Francois Couperin, Les Ombres Errantes
Elisabeth Lutyens, 5 Bagatelles
Anthony Donofrio, Preludes III and VIII
Alex Temple, Inland

John Adams (70th B-day), China Gates
Amy Williams, Falling
Andrea Mazzariello, Flight School
Stephen Andrew Taylor, The Dove is Sad
Linda Buckley, Siar (Gaelic "West")

Gyorgy Ligeti, Five Pieces for Piano Four-Hands

Mabel Kwan Bio:
Chicago-based, Austin-born pianist Mabel Kwan performs a diverse range of repertoire for keyboard instruments. She is a member of Ensemble Dal Niente and the trio Pesedjet, and has performed nationally and internationally, including concerts at Ravinia, Millennium Park, Library of Congress, Harvard University, and the Darmstadt Summer Courses. Her recent solo albums, one poetic switch and Inventions, feature new works written for her on clavichord and piano. Upcoming releases include the world premiere recording of Trois Hommages by Georg Friedrich Haas, and chamber music of George Lewis with Ensemble Dal Niente. 

Matthew McCright Bio:
American pianist Matthew McCright has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as piano soloist and chamber musician. He has thrilled audiences and critics alike with imaginative programming that places the greatest piano repertoire alongside the music of today’s most innovative composers. A native of Pennsylvania, McCright now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a member of the piano faculty of Carleton College. An accomplished recording artist, McCright has released five solo recordings: three albums on innova Records (Second Childhood, A Waltz through the Vapor, and Blender), a 2011 release of the piano works of Gene Gutchë on Centaur Records and a 2015 release on Albany Records of the piano music of Olivier Messiaen. His solo touring shows include Evening Preludes, The People’s Music, Contemplations: the Music of Messiaen, Connecting Flights, and Endurance.
The recipient of numerous awards, grants, and prizes, he has performed at festivals such as Bang on a Can at MassMOCA, Printing House Festival of New Music (Dublin), Late Music Festival (UK), Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival, Engelbach-Hart, Kodály Institute, Perilous Night, Fringe, Bridge, Spark Festival of Electronic Music, Seward Arts, Zeitgeist Early Music, Music 2000, CCM Village Opening, and Minnesota Composers Alliance. McCright completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, Master of Music Degree in Piano from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance, Magna Cum Laude, from Westminster College. His past teachers include Lydia Artymiw, Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, Lisa Moore, and Richard Morris. He is represented by Proper Canary Artist Services. For more information please visit: www.matthewmccright.org