Low Hanging Fruit

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Center for New Music 55 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tickets $20-$40 online or at the door

Program

  • Gyorgy Ligeti – Etudes for Piano (selected)
  • Michael Gilbertson – Low Hanging Fruit
  • Ana Sokolovic – Vez
  • Bela Bartok – Contrasts

Sometimes what’s easiest isn’t always what’s best. That theme is explored in this program of virtuosic chamber works that push the performer to the extreme. Michael Gilbertson’s Low Hanging Fruit serves as the title piece, using musical concepts to illustrate the story of the garden of Eden. Also on the program are Gyorgy Ligeti’s Etudes for Piano, one of the most difficult pieces in the 20th-century piano canon, as well as Bela Bartok’s jazz-inspired Contrasts and a Balkan-themed cello solo work by Serbian-Canadian composer Ana Sokolović.