Public and private,
notation and improvisation
This season, New England Conservatory has programmed concerts and other events as part of an Insights Series that adds context to Boston Symphony Orchestra programs featuring key works by Ludwig van Beethoven.
In this evening's Insights event, two pianists from the NEC faculty present a joint lecture/performance demonstration with "Beethoven as improviser" as a departure point, and looking more generally at the line where improvisation ends and formal composition begins.
MacArthur Fellow Ran Blake is the quintessential improviser, drawing on sounds from many musical traditions as well as the aesthetics of his beloved Film Noir. Bruce Brubaker's reach as a performer of composed music extends all the way from Haydn to the minimalist composers of today. Working in duo and solo format, Blake and Brubaker will introduce works by Bernard Hermann, Arvo Part, Philip Glass, and Franz Haydn.
NEC musicians present a related program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on March 13.
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