An intimate and dramatic set for piano and theatrical vocals.
"New York's Queen of avant-garde piano" (The New Yorker) will play, speak, whistle, hit, shout, and sing in moving works by today's leading contemporary composers. Each composer, in their own way, celebrates who we are, where we are, and how we relate to each other.
Philip Glass Piano Etude No.2
Randy Newman I Think It's Going to Rain Today
Martin Bresnick Ishi's Song*
Kate Moore Sliabh Beagh*
Frederic Rzewski De Profundis+
* Sydney premiere
+ In honour of Frederic Rzewski’s 80th birthday
Lisa Moore piano and voice
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Pitchfork writes “The New York-based Australian pianist Lisa Moore is a tightrope-walker, a daredevil. She’s the best kind of contemporary classical musician, one so fearsomely game that she inspires composers to offer her their most wildly unplayable ideas. She can play them all.” The New York Times writes “Lisa Moore has always been a natural, compelling storyteller” and The New Yorker describes her as ‘visionary’ and ‘New York's queen of avant-garde piano’. Lisa Moore has released 10 solo albums (Cantaloupe, Tall Poppies, Orange Mountain, IGM, Bandcamp) ranging from Leoš Janáček to Philip Glass. Her 2016 disc The Stone People (Cantaloupe), featuring music by John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore, Frederic Rzewski, and Julia Wolfe, made both The New York Times Top Classical Albums of 2016 list and was a 2017 Naxos Critics’ Choice. She has recorded more than thirty collaborative discs (Sony, Nonesuch, DG, BMG, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, New Albion, Starkland, Harmonia Mundi, Bandcamp).
Lisa Moore has collaborated with over 200 composers on their music, and performed with diverse ensembles - the London Sinfonietta, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet, Steve Reich Ensemble, American Composers Orchestra, Bang On A Can All-Stars (founding member ‘92-’08 and winner of Musical America's 2005 Ensemble of the Year Award), Sydney Symphony and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. She is a member of Grand Band, Ensemble Signal, TwoSense and the Paul Dresher Double Duo. Her festival highlights include Lincoln Center, BAM Next Wave, Banff, Tanglewood, Aspen, Chautauqua, Gilmore, Huddersfield, Vale of Glamorgan, Liquid Music, Holland, Graz, Paris d'Automne, Rome, Milan, Turin, Hong Kong, BBC Proms, Southbank, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne Metropolis, Israel, and Warsaw - in the Royal Albert Hall, La Scala, Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, and the Sydney Opera House.
Lisa Moore grew up in Australia and London. She studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium, University of Illinois, Eastman School of Music, SUNY Stonybrook and in Paris with Yvonne Loriod. Lisa Moore won the silver medal in the 1981 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition and moved to New York City in 1985. She coaches at the Yale-Norfolk Festival New Music Workshop and is a regular guest at the Australian National Academy of Music.
Time, venue and program are subject to change