NYPS Opening Concert of the 12th Season
From Bach to Brubeck
Saturday, 10/14/17, 7:30 pm
Merkin Concert Hall | Tickets: $35
The New York Piano Society is proud to announce the Opening Concert of the 2017-2018 Season. An exciting and unique program to ring in NYPS’ 12th anniversary. Works from Bach to Brubeck performed by our outstanding NYPS concert pianists, who spend their working hours as doctors, architects, engineers, mathematicians, designers and police officers. Also featuring a special guest performance by jazz pianist, Matt Herskowitz.
NYPS Guest Artist: Matt Herskowitz
Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz, world music and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music. Over the course of the last decade, Matt has produced a series of critically-acclaimed recordings, premiered his works in settings from New York’s Central Park to Germany’s Köln Philharmonie, collaborated with top classical, jazz and pop artists, and has performed at music festivals across the globe.
Matt’s prolific recording catalogue includes works as diverse as Glazunov’s 2nd Piano Concerto, released on the Chandos label, to his live solo album, Matt Herskowitz Upstairs (Justin Time Records), featured in Downbeat Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice”. Upstairs follows-up Matt’s critically-acclaimed, Juno-nominated world music fusion album Jerusalem Trilogy. Among the album’s fans was the late great Dave Brubeck, who commended Matt on the recording, saying: “Congratulations! You have transformed the concept of ‘world’ music as I conceived of it half a century ago. You have carried it further than I could imagine.”