JOHN CAGE Sonatas
David Greilsammer piano and prepared piano
Tickets: £25 (£8 students £5 under-18s)
£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees
Tickets go on sale Friday 31 August at 10am.
Due to surgery, Gabriela Montero is no longer able to appear in this concert. We are grateful to David Greilsammer for agreeing to step in at short notice.
The ever-imaginative Israeli pianist brings together for us two composers who in their own ways were most definitely ‘at the edge’: the baroque keyboard magician that was Domenico Scarlatti, and the 20th-century innovator John Cage, whose brilliantly conceived sonatas for a piano with nuts, bolts and rubbers placed between the strings, create a wondrous new soundworld for the instrument.
‘Italian baroque and New York avant-garde face up to one another like lion and tamer, with fascinating results.’ The Guardian
Imagine if Bach was a jazzman ... Baroque at the Edge, the innovative no-rules festival returns for a second year to ask leading musicians from all backgrounds to take baroque music and see where it leads them. No programme notes, no lectures: all you need to know is how to listen.