FeNAM: Gilbert Kalish, piano

Sunday, November 12, 2017
8:00 PM
Capistrano Hall (CPS) - Capistrano Concert Hall
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The 40th Annual Festival of New American Music closes out with a performance by legendary pianist Gilbert Kalish. Kalish's profound influence on the musical community as educator and as pianist has established him as a major figure in American music making. He was the pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for thirty years and was a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, a group devoted to new music that flourished during the 1960s and 1970s. He is a frequent guest artist with many of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles and is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. From 1969 to 1997, he was a faculty member at the Tanglewood Music Center, serving as Chair of the Faculty from 1985 to 1997. In 1995, he was presented with the Paul Fromm Award by the University of Chicago Music Department for distinguished service to the music of our time. In January 2002, he was the recipient of Chamber Music America’s Service Award for his exceptional contributions in the field of chamber music, and, most recently, he was awarded the George Peabody Medal for outstanding contributions to music in the United States. 

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