GRAND BAND: Three Fragile Systems

World premiere
New work by Missy Mazzoli with music by Julius Eastman, Michael Gordon, Paul Kerekes and Kate Moore
Featuring pianists Erika Dohi, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore and Isabelle O’Connell

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:30pm (purchase tickets)
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

“Six of the finest, busiest pianists active in New York's contemporary-classical scene.” —New York Times

“Missy Mazzoli is Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart.” —Time Out New York

Grand Band is a “supergroup” (New York Times) of New York City-based pianists who have joined forces to create a powerful piano sextet. The unconventional ensemble commissions new works and arrangements for their unique instrumentation and brings a wholly distinct sonic experience to audiences. Each one an accomplished performer in their own right, the combination of their musical prowess results in mesmerizing performances that have been described as “a miracle of ensemble coordination and sonic delight” (Kalamazoo Gazette). Grand Band’s Twin Cities debut includes the world premiere of Three Fragile Systems by the “consistently inventive and surprising” (New York Times), “thoroughly original” (Wall Street Journal) composer Missy Mazzoli.

Tickets: $20 ($16 SPCO/Liquid Music Subscribers)

Grand Band by Chris McGuire

Grand Band by Chris McGuire