Bang on a Can

Performance by Vicky Chow


Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:30 – 9 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Pianist and Bang on a Can All Stars member Vicky Chow performs Tristan Perich’s Surface Image for solo piano. This monumental performance-installation with 40-channel 1-bit electronics, echoes the shimmering quality of Paris’ 19th century arcades. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin.

About the Perfomer
Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as “brilliant” (The New York Times), “a monster pianist” (Time Out New York), and “new star of new music” (Los Angeles Times). She is the pianist for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Grand Band, New Music Detroit, and has collaborated with other ensembles such as the International Contemporary Ensemble. In addition to Tristan Perich’s Surface Image, recent recordings include Steve Reich’s Piano Counterpoint (Nonesuch), AORTA (New Amsterdam Records, November 2016) featuring six new works by American composers such as Rome prize winners Andy Akiho and Christopher Cerrone, and an EP of a solo piano work by Bang on a Can founder Michael Gordon titled Sonatra on Cantaloupe Music in January 2017. Starting the piano at age 5, Chow was invited to perform at the age of 9 at the International Gilmore Music Keyboard Festival. She made her orchestral debut at the age of 10 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and made her New York orchestral debut appearance at Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Symphony performing Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Chow resides in Brooklyn.  

Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can List Members

Image: Vicky Chow

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