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Yvar Mikhashoff and John Cage

Yvar Mikhashoff and John Cage

Performance  |  Remembering Yvar (1941-1993): A Piano Marathon

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 4–10 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Featuring pianists: Winston Choi, Anthony de Mare, Eric Huebner, Haydee Schvartz, Aki Takahashi and Amy Williams

4pm: American Music #1

Charles IVES, The Alcotts (1915)
Henry COWELL, Advertisement (1917) and Amiable Conversation (1917)
Aaron COPLAND, Four Piano Blues (1926-48)
Henry BRANT, Music for a Five and Dime (1932)
George ANTHEIL, Shimmy (1923) and Jazz Sonata (1922)
Frank ZAPPA, Piano Introduction (1970)
Nils VIGELAND, Merrily We Roll Along (2012)
Frederic RZEWSKI,  Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues (1978)
Anthony de Mare, piano

5pm: Compositional Legacy

Eric WUBBELS, Psychomechanochronometer (2013)
Eric Huebner, piano

(winners of the fifth annual Pianist/Composer Commissioning Project of the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music)

Yvar MIKHASHOFF, Elemental Figures (1987-1990)
1. Diviner
2. Shaman
3. Sybil
Winston Choi, piano

6pm: American Music #2

Alvin CURRAN For Cornelius (1982)
Haydee Schvartz, piano

John CAGE, Suite for Toy Piano (1948)
Lukas FOSS, Solo (1981)
Amy WILLIAMS, Falling (2012)
Frederic RZEWSKI, Piano Piece No. 4 (1977)
Amy Williams, piano

7pm: Opera Transcriptions

Giacomo PUCCINI, Vissi d'arte [arr. 1991]
Haydee Schvartz, piano

Vincenzo BELLINI, Casta Diva
Aki Takahashi, piano

Giacomo PUCCINI, O Mio Babbino Caro
Anthony de Mare, piano

Giacomo PUCCINI, Portrait of Madame Butterfly
Winston Choi, piano

*all works arranged by Yvar Mikhashoff

8pm: American Music #3

Charles IVES, Hawthorne from the Concord Sonata (1915)
Winston Choi, piano

Henry COWELL, The Banshee (1925)
Ruth CRAWFORD, Prelude No. 6 (1928)
Conlon NANCARROW, Blues (1932)
John CAGE, In a landscape (1948)
Morton FELDMAN, Intermission 5 (1952)
Lou HARRISON, A Waltz for Evelyn Hinrichsen (1977)
Joseph FENNIMORE, Titles Waltz: After Max Steiner (1977)
Virgil THOMSON, For a Happy Occasion (1951)

Aki Takahashi, piano

9pm: Tangos

Ivana LOUDOVA, Tango Music*
Michael SAHL, Exiles' Cafe Tango*
Anthony de Mare, piano

Gerardo GANDINI, Viernes Santo y Iluvioso (2002)
John CAGE, Perpetual Tango (1984)*
(realization by Erik Oña, Maria Cecilia Villanueva, Mariano Etkin, Manuel Juarez and Gabriel Valverde)

Jackson HILL, Tango No Tango* (1985)
Lukas FOSS, Curriculum Vitae Tango*
Jorge HORST, Barro Sublevado (2003)
William SCHIMMEL, Fromage Dangereux*
Gabriel VALVERDE, Las Orillas del mundo (2002)
Haydee Schvartz, piano

James SELLARS, Tango in Memoriam Schoenberg*
Jo KONDO, Tango Mnemonic*
Akira NISHIMURA, Tango (1998)
Aki Takahashi, piano

Dane RUDHYAR , Tango D’antan (1915)
Conlon NANCARROW, Tango?* (1983)
Nils VIGELAND, Tango à deux*
Bob BERKMAN, Thorn-Torn Lips
Amy Williams, piano

*written for Yvar Mikhashoff

This program is curated by Amy and Jan Williams. Support provided by the Amphion Foundation, Inc, Alice M. Ditson Fund and the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, Jan Williams, Trustee. Information at  www.mikhashofftrust.org. Piano courtesy of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.