3. MOZART 20th FEBRUARY 2021, 18:00 – 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante Episode 3: Mozart at the Piano – 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano Sonata in B-flat major, K. 281 Fantasy in C minor, K. 475 Sonata in C minor, K. 457
4. SCHUBERT 20th MARCH 2021, 18:00 – 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante Episode 4: Schubert’s “Gemütlich” Piano Sonatas – 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano Sonata in A minor, D 784 Sonata in B-flat major, D 960
5. SCHUMANN 17th APRIL 2021, 18:00 – 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante Episode 5: Schumann: Piano and Literature – 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano Papillons, op. 2 Kreisleriana, op. 16
6. BRAHMS 15th MAY 2021, 18:00 – 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante Episode 6: Brahms, the Progressive Conservative – 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24 https://youtu.be/nqglZyr_vq4
is one of Italy’s foremost concert pianists. He has performed in such
major venues as the Vienna Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie’s
Chamber Music Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall, Rome’s
Santa Cecilia Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Dresden Semperoper, the
Stuttgart Opera, Prague’s Rudolfinum, as well as at Lincoln Center and
the Kennedy Center in the US. He has appeared as soloist with major
orchestras including the Dresden Staatskapelle, London’s Royal
Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, Orchestra of St. Cecilia, MDR
Leipzig, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Concertino Wien. Grante
gave the first live performance of all 53 of Godowsky’s Studies on the Études of Chopin at
the Newport Festival. In 2014-15 his series “Masters of High
Romanticism”, featuring three recital programmes each devoted to Chopin,
Schumann and Brahms, was taken to major halls in New York, Vienna and
Berlin. Though best known perhaps for his Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin,
Schumann, Liszt, Busoni, Debussy and Godowsky, Grante has had many
contemporary works dedicated to him, including Adolphe’s Chopin Dreams.
He has brought out over 60 CDs; his most recent discs have been devoted
to the works of Scarlatti, Busoni, Schubert, Brahms, Godowsky and
Adolphe. He gave the world premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s piano concerto in
Zurich in July 2016.
The New York Met’s Principal Conductor Fabio
Luisi wrote of him in 2015 that “Carlo Grante is one of the most
astonishing artists I have ever known and worked with.” The principal
critic of Vienna’s Die Presse dubbed him “a knight of the piano, without blemish and without fear.”
Composer Bruce Adolphe — known to millions of Americans from his public radio show Piano Puzzlers,
which has been broadcast weekly on Performance Today since 2002 — has
created a substantial body of chamber music and orchestral works
inspired by science, visual arts, and human rights. Mr. Adolphe has
composed several works based on writings by neuroscientist Antonio
Damasio: Body Loops (piano and orchestra); Memories of a Possible Future (piano and string quartet); Self Comes to Mind (solo cello and two percussionists); Obedient Choir of Emotions (chorus and piano); and Musics of Memory (piano, marimba, harp, guitar). Yo-Yo Ma premiered Self Comes to Mind in 2009 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Mr. Adolphe’s other science-based music include Einstein’s Light
for violin and piano, recently recorded by Joshua Bell and Marija
Stroke on Sony Classical, and his tribute to NASA scientist and
astronaut Piers Sellers, I saw how fragile and infinitely precious the world is,
which received its world premiere at the Off the Hook Arts Festival in
Colorado in 2018 and was performed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
in March, 2019. Among his human rights works are I Will Not Remain Silent for violin and orchestra and Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society
for chorus, wind quintet, and three percussionists. Mr. Adolphe is the
resident lecturer and director of family concerts for the Chamber Music
Society of Lincoln Center and the author of several books, including The Mind’s Ear (OUP).
He contributed the chapter “The Musical Imagination: Mystery and Method
in Musical Composition” to the recently published book Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal (OUP, 2019), an anthology of writings by neuroscientists and artists.
Off The Hook Arts
Our mission is to provide
free and low-cost music performance education for students in our
community while cultivating a love of the performing arts through public
concerts featuring world-class musicians and interdisciplinary
collaborations among the arts, sciences, and humanities.
Now in our seventh year of a growing
music education program and eighth summer music festival, Off the Hook
Arts was originally founded as PYCH (‘Pitch’) Project Youth and Chamber
Music in 2012. Based in Fort Collins, we encourage life-long creativity
and arts appreciation in Northern Colorado. We present unique and
diverse events through the performance of classical music,
collaborations with scientists and creative thinkers, and bring the
experience of world-class music to new audiences of all ages. We support
continued growth in performers and arts appreciators alike, and
encourage audiences to champion a vibrant local arts culture.
Every season we select a different
science oriented theme to combine with the arts for our music festivals –
WinterFest and SummerFest. These collaborations result in unique and
diverse events that feature topics such as neuroscience, human rights,
the universal message of World Music and this year’s theme, climate
change. All involve some new compositional project of our Artistic
Director — NY based composer, Resident Lecturer and Director of Family
Programs at The Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center — Bruce Adolphe.
From September through May, we work
with string, woodwind and piano students, ages 8 to 18, in The Chamber
Music Academy (CMA) — a significantly sponsored and reduced-fee chamber
music program. Our Educational Residencies, STEAM workshops and summer
programming allow us to serve students as young as 5 through college.
of Bösendorfer goes right back to 1828 and the founding of the company.
Bösendorfer is passionate about crafting pianos, ultimately sharing a
unique experience of sound, touch and – foremost – emotion.
Uncompromising traditional handcrafting, beauty, and the Viennese soul all bring the unmistakable depth of a Bösendorfer to life.
Bösendorfer pianos are recognized as one of the premier performance
pianos in the world. Contrary to all other manufactures Bösendorfer
constructs instruments concentrating on the use of spruce; with about
80% of a finished piano comprised of the wood. Very similar to a violin,
the whole body – not exclusively the soundboard – supports sound
formation. When a note is played, the integrated spruce components
become acoustically active, forming a complete resonating body that
allows the whole instrument to project your play. This is what produces
the Bösendorfer outstanding richness of tone color and legendary pure
and brilliant sound. This complex construction is part of the Viennese
tradition of piano making.
1. BEETHOVEN 17th DECEMBER 2020 BEETHOVEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante Episode 1: Beethoven’s Variations – 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano 32 Variations in C minor, Wo 80 Variations on an original theme, op. 34 Variations and Fugue, op. 35 Variations on an original theme, op. 76 https://youtu.be/rGGELxoVSVU
2. SCARLATTI 23rd JANUARY 2021 – 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante Episode 2: : Domenico Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonatas – 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano 15 Sonatas https://youtu.be/OVzobQMuKv0
3. MOZART 20th FEBRUARY 2021 – 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante Episode 3: Mozart at the Piano – 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano Sonata in B-flat major, K. 281 Fantasy in C minor, K. 475 Sonata in C minor, K. 457 https://youtu.be/h_G0XD92Qgc
4. SCHUBERT 20th MARCH 2021 – 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante Episode 4: Schubert’s “Gemütlich” Piano Sonatas – 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano Sonata in A minor, D 784 Sonata in B-flat major, D 960 https://youtu.be/8Apg7zOG43U
5. SCHUMANN 17th APRIL 2021 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante Episode 5: Schumann: Piano and Literature 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano Papillons, op. 2 Kreisleriana, op. 16 https://youtu.be/5MIdKaFlo7c
6. BRAHMS 15th MAY 2021 – 19:30 Piano Repartee with Bruce Adolphe and Carlo Grante Episode 6: Brahms, the Progressive Conservative – 20:00 Carlo Grante, piano Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24 https://youtu.be/nqglZyr_vq4