This evening I performed with Jeremy Gill at Dunwoody Village, the home of Mrs. Gene Rochberg, the widow of George Rochberg, the important American composer. She invited us to reprise the concert and talk we did in Philadelphia last month. Jeremy studied composition with George Rochberg at the University of Pennsylvania, and edited his mentor’s book A Dance of Polar Opposites (University of Rochester Press, 2012). Tonight, Jeremy spoke about the book and we performed Rochberg’s Between Two Worlds for flute and piano. Our program also included music of Bach, Debusy, and Bizet-Borne, among other works.
I played Syrinx at the post-concert reception, and closed the piece while visiting Mrs. Rochberg.
This evening I performed at Jeremy Gill’s talk about George Rochberg at Jacobs Music in Philadelphia. Jeremy, my dear friend and frequent collaborator as composer, conductor, and pianist, edited George Rochberg’s book A Dance of Polar Opposites, and presented several of his mentor’s important ideas from the book at his talk. Then we performed Rochberg’s Ukiyo-e III: Between Two Worlds, for flute and piano.
Jacobs is a leading piano dealer in Philadelphia. I recorded Syrinx in one of the showrooms. I liked being surrounded by all these handsome pianos! Thank you to Valerie and Tony for welcoming me to record Syrinx.
Here are Jeremy and I with Mrs. Gene Rochberg, the composer’s widow, who we were very honored to have at the event.