I n t e r p r e t a t i o n s

the concert series featuring leading figures in contemporary music and multi-media arts celebrates its 20th Season!

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Teresa McCollough: New American Piano Music

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April 9, 2009 at Roulette.

San Francisco-based new music pianist Teresa McCollough has developed an international reputation for her dynamic and expressive playing. A leading interpreter and advocate for contemporary music, she has commissioned, premiered, and performed many new compositions by today’s emerging and established composers. For this concert, she presents “post-classical” classics by George Crumb (A Little Suite for Christmas) and John Adams (China Gates, Hallelujah Junction); pieces written expressly for her by Alvin Singleton (Greed Machine), Sam Pluta (noise + mobile), and Gabriela Lena Frank (Requiem for a Magical America).

Featuring: Chris Froh, percussion; Russell Greenberg, percussion; Michael Boyd, piano.

You can listen to Teresa McCollough here:

http://www.teresamccollough.com/recordings/

Thursday, April 9 at 8pm

Roulette: 20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

General admission: $15 ($10 students, seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members; free for Roulette and Location One members)

For reservations, call 212-219-8242.

For more information on the Interpretations series, call 212-627-0990 or visit:

www.interpretations.info www.roulette.org

Teresa McCollough

Pianist Teresa McCollough, has developed an international reputation for her dynamic and expressive playing. As a leading interpreter and advocate for contemporary music, she has commissioned, premiered, and performed many new compositions by today’s emerging and established composers including Alvin Singleton, Lou Harrison, Joan Tower, Alex Shapiro, Belinda Reynolds, Zhou Long, Charles Griffin, David Rakowski, Tomas Svoboda, Henry Martin, George Crumb, and others.

McCollough has performed around the world, and appeared on both local and national television and radio. She has appeared with orchestras across the United States, and in festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the New American Music Festival, the Aki Festival of New Music, April in Santa Cruz, the Festivale Internationale di Cremona, Spoleto Festival-USA, and others. Her new CD, Music for Hammers and Sticks, with percussionists Tom Burritt and Peggy Benkeser, features new commissions for solo piano and percussion by composers Alvin Singleton, Alex Shapiro, Belinda Reynolds, Zhou Long, Steven Mackey and Joseph Harchanko.

McCollough lives in the San Francisco Bay area where she is also Professor of Music at Santa Clara University.

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The Interpretations series, now in its twentieth season, is a New York-based concert series focusing on the relationship between contemporary composers and their interpreters. Sometimes the interpreters are the composers themselves; more often, the series features performers who specialize in the interpretation of new music. Since its inception in 1989, Interpretations has featured leading figures in contemporary music and multimedia, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Robert Ashley, Anthony Braxton, Thomas Buckner, FLUX Quartet, Annea Lockwood, and Alvin Lucier, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, Ursula Oppens, and Morton Subotnick.

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