The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.10, at Williams Center for the Arts.
The concert is the second performance in this year’s Chamber Music series, featuring two of New York’s most masterful pianists, Gilbert Kalish and Wu Han. The duo bring career-long passion for chamber music to two landmark works for the modern keyboard—Béla Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion (1937) and George Crumb’s Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III,1974).
The folkloric elements and pictorial richness of Bartok’s music contrast with the American flair of Crumb’s musical language-bold, authoritative, and charged with energy. Both works include theatrical percussion performed by Daniel Druckman and Ayano Kataoka.
Tickets are free for Lafayette students, $6 for students at LVAIC schools, $5 for faculty and staff, and $18 for the public. They can be obtained by calling the Williams Center box office at (610) 330-5009. There will be a pre-performance lecture at 7 p.m. in room 108 of the Williams Center.
The 2010–2011 Performance Series at Lafayette College is supported in part by gifts from Friends of the Williams Center for the Arts; by provisions of the Josephine Chidsey Williams Endowment, the J. Mahlon and Grace Buck Fund, the Croasdale Fund, the Dr. Aaron O. Litwak ’42 Fund, the Class of ’73 Fund, the Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence Program, the James Bradley Fund, and the Ed Brunswick Jazz Fund; and by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts. Special thanks to the F.M. Kirby Foundation for its sustaining support.