Jeremy Denk, piano
|J.S. BACH||Partita in G major, BWV 829|
|SCHUBERT||Four Impromptus, D. 935|
|COLERIDGE-TAYLOR||They Will Not Lend Me a Child|
|WIGGINS||The Battle of Manassas|
|JOPLIN and CHAUVIN||Heliotrope Bouquet|
|RZEWSKI||“Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues,” from Four North American Ballads|
|BEETHOVEN||Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 111|
“A pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs” (The New York Times), Jeremy Denk returns to Berkeley with an artfully curated recital of American-inspired music paired with canonic works by Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert. Denk is known for bringing fresh perspective to a staggering range of repertoire, from medieval to contemporary. Two works here celebrate Black American vernacular composers whose music rarely gets its due on concert stages: “Blind Tom” Wiggins’ The Battle of Manassas and Scott Joplin and Louis Chauvin’s Heliotrope Bouquet. British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s They Will Not Lend Me a Child reflects his interest in Black American spirituals; and Frederic Rzewski’s “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues” is a movement from his Four North American Ballads, based on American folk and protest songs.
This performance is made possible, in part, by Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and Janet Netz
We will not be creating a notification list for this sold out recital as we do not anticipate enough newly available tickets to open for large release.
Single tickets for 2023–24 Season events go on sale at noon as follows:
July 25: 2023–24 Season Subscribers and Donors of $100+
Aug 1: Email Club and UCB Community
Aug 8: General Public