Friday, May 4, 2:00 PM | Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo
“One of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” — The New York Times
A prior performer on the Gilmore’s Rising Stars Series, Michael Brown continues the Leonard Bernstein 100th birthday celebration with selected solo works by Bernstein and other Bernstein-related pieces, including two of Brown’s own written in Bernstein’s honor.
Equally acclaimed as a pianist and composer, Brown has been described as “one of the most refined of all pianist-composers” (International Piano).
|BERNSTEIN||Selections from Six Anniversaries|
|GEORGE PERLE||Six Celebratory Inventions: IV for Leonard Bernstein|
|MICHAEL BROWN||100 Chords for Bernstein|
|LUKAS FOSS||For Lenny|
|MICHAEL BROWN||Constellations and Toccata|
|BERNSTEIN arr. MICHAEL BROWN||“Lonely Town”, from On The Town|
|BERNSTEIN arr. LEO SMITH||West Side Story suite|