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Voices of a Generation

Gen X Festival

Fri / Apr 22, 2022 - 8:00PM

Thomas Adès both curates and conducts an evening featuring an international selection of Gen X composers, and violinist Pekka Kuusisto shines in music by Francisco Coll and the U.S. premiere of Adès’ Märchentänze.

Program

About this Performance

Thomas Adès exemplifies a generation of composers who drew upon the long history of symphonic music but rethought those traditional forms with a post-modern eye and sometimes ironic distancing. Adès both curates and conducts an evening featuring an international selection of Gen X composers, and violinist Pekka Kuusisto shines in music by Francisco Coll and the U.S. premiere of Adès’ Marchentanze.

Post-Concert Performance

As a post-concert bonus on the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage, Thomas Adès turns from conductor to pianist with Pekka Kuusisto for two duets, Stravinsky’s Duo concertante and Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano.

The Gen X Festival is generously supported by the Contemporary Initiatives Fund.

 

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