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HIGHLIGHTS of 2013-2014 season:

 

 

September 21, 2013 8 p.m.

Opensound Concert Series

Barbara performs solo piano/ solo piano with interactive electronics, presenting three Boston premieres and two works written expressly for her. Music by Hubert Ho (Boston), Margaret McAllister (Boston), and Stephan Moore (Brooklyn/Providence). Also on the program: Garrison Fewell, Richochet, Lomon/Smart/Green.

 

Boston, MA

 

 October 9, 2013. 12 pm concert, 4 pm workshop

University of British Columbia

Noon time concert series: Roy Barnett Hall

Inside the Piano, Outside the Box: works for bowed piano. Including the first work ever written for bowed piano –  Rhapsodies, by C. Curtis-Smith – and a newly commissioned work by Vancouver-area composer John OliverMeditation for Barbara.

 

Beyond the Keys Workshop: 4 pm Room 113

A workshop exploring groundbreaking works for piano that use non-traditional piano sounds like bowed, prepared, and harp piano. We will look at how each piece was conceptualized, how to study them and perform them, how to use these techniques safely so that the piano is not affected, and discuss practical ways to use these non-traditional techniques in your own writing and performance.

 

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

December 14 and December 14, 8 pm

Timms Center for the Arts

Barbara performs the Sonatas and Interludes by John Cage, joining with Mile Zero Dance  in their production of CAGE`D by Montreal-based dancer, creator and improviser Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood.  Using methods inspired from the controversial American composer John Cage, Harwood will be joined by dance collaborators Lin Snelling and Gerry Morita. Accenting the soundscape and the dance will be the lighting design of Yan Lee Chan, one of Montreal`s brightest talents.

 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

Concert Date To Be Rescheduled in the 2014-2015 season: please stay posted

Maison 44

A concert hall and art gallery in one, Maison 44 is a unique venue that brings together artists from different disciplines and countries, creating a forum to explore contemporary issues in the arts and society. Barbara will perform Inside the Piano, Outside the Box: solo piano works by Gubaidulina, C. Curtis-Smith, and John Cage.

 

Basel, Switzerland

 

May 2, 2014 2 p.m.

Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

Barbara performs solo piano works that re-imagine piano sound: Rhapsodies for bowed piano by C. Curtis-Smith, and Moving Target by Stephan Moore for piano and interactive electronics.

 

Presented biennially over three weeks in April and May, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is internationally recognized as America’s most prestigious piano music festival. Now in its 24th year, nearly 100 events showcase some of the most notable and accomplished pianists and keyboard musicians in the world along with artists just emerging on the international stage.

 

Kalamazoo, MI

 

 

 

 

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February 20, 2013 6:30 pm

Berkleee College of Music

Barbara will present Beyond the Keys to the composition and film scoring seminars.

Beyond the Keys is a workshop exploring groundbreaking works for piano that use non-traditional piano sounds like bowed, prepared, and harp piano.

Boston, MA

 

April 11, 2013 CONCERT CANCELLED

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Antares Project brings together new sounds, young composers, and enthusiastic audiences in a direct exchange of American and European culture. Commissions from German innovator Gordon Kampe, American inventor Stephan Moore, and Swiss composer Michael Heisch are the cornerstone of the program, along with music from Nadir Vassena.

Read more about the Exchange Greats project here

 

April 12, 2013 8 pm

Sound Icon: 2013 Fromm Concerts

Sound Icon is a Boston-based, sinfonietta-sized ensemble committed to performing fundamental new music repertoire from the past few decades.  Our mission is to perform works that have redefined our understanding of music.

liza LIM Shimmer Songs • luciano BERIO Circles • leon KIRCHNER Concerto for Violin, Cello, Ten Winds, and Percussion • bruno MADERNA Giardino Religioso ​ ​

Jennifer Ashe, soprano

 

April 13, 2013 8 pm

Sound Icon: 2013 Fromm Concerts

Sound Icon is a Boston-based, sinfonietta-sized ensemble committed to performing fundamental new music repertoire from the past few decades. Our mission is to perform works that have redefined our understanding of music.

gunther SCHULLER Tre Invenzioni • lee HYLA Pre-pulse Suspended • karola OBERMÜLLER <> • barbara WHITE Third Rule of Thumb • elliott CARTER Double Concerto

​Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Yoko Hagino, harpsichord​

 

April 16, 2013 8 p.m. CONCERT CANCELLED

Bridgwater State University, Horace Mann Auditorium

Antares Project brings together new sounds, young composers, and enthusiastic audiences in a direct exchange of American and European culture. Commissions from German innovator Gordon Kampe, American inventor Stephan Moore, and Swiss composer Michael Heisch are the cornerstone of the program, along with music from Nadir Vassena.

Read more about the Exchange Greats program here

 

June 5, 2013 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra of Boston

To Buenos Aires with Love: Tangos and More

Join the COB as we explore the rich culture of Argentina. The dynamic tango duo Armando and Nuria, who wowed our audiences last year, will be back to illuminate the powerful connection between chamber music and dance.

2012

Feb 19 – March 3, 2012

Banff Centre for the Arts

Barbara Lieurance will do an Artist Residency focusing on bowed piano.

Banff Alberta, Canada

 

  • Friday, Feb 24 7:30 p.m. Rolston Recital Hall
  • Wednesday, Feb. 29 4:30 p.m. Rolston Recital Hall

March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Berklee College of Music

New Chamber Works of Margaret McAllister and Andrew List.

Composition Department faculty Margaret McAllister and Andrew List present new chamber works for various instrumental groups.

 

May 5, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra of Boston

Music by Debussy, Faure and Poulenc, with baritone Paul Soper.

Languorous landscapes and Gallic wit mingle in this French-accented program of music for winds and strings by Debussy, Faure, Honegger and Poulenc. Baritone Paul Soper who delighted our audiences last season with his portrayal of fashion designer Charles Worth in A Place of Beauty, will return to enchant you with songs en Français.  A reception featuring French wines and cheeses provides the grand finale to our season. Oo-la-la!

 

May 11, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Brown University; Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments (MEME)

New audio + visual works by Mark Cetilia, Akiko Hatakeyama, Stephan Moore, Caroline Park, Natasha Pradhan, and Kristina Wolfe.

Barbara will perform a premiere by composer Stephan Moore: Memorandom, a spontaneously notated piece composed from sounds heard previously in the concert.

 

July 19, 10:00 p.m.

Lilypad

A nighttime concert featuring music, video, poetry and all suitable for the moon. Mike Barnett’s Lunar Rhapsody portrays journeys under the moon (the real) and journeys to the moon (the imagined). Composer John Oliver’s pensive work, Meditation for Barbara for bowed piano, is counterbalanced by Sofia Gubaidulina’s jazzy virtuosic piano sonata, both performed by Barbara Lieurance. Allison Adair will be reading original poems. Chao-Jan Chang present multimedia work utilizing both video and sound. Cherry Kim performs the Dolcissimo movement from Grāmata čellam by Peteris Vasks, whose music has been described as symbolizing a dichotomy between humanistic ideals and desperate reality. The program opens and closes with Debussy’s classic Clair de Lune.

 

August 10, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Taylor House

INSIDE THE PIANO, OUTSIDE THE BOX (solo piano)

Combining daring programming with an engaging performance style, Barbara Lieurance brings pianistic virtuosity of an entirely new kind to the concert hall. In this program Ms. Lieurance champions the compositional tour-de-force “Rhapsodies” by C. Curtis-Smith – the first piece to ever be written for bowed piano – along with a new commission inspired by the Rhapsodies by Canadian composer John Oliver.  Other music includes the jazzy Russian virtuosity of Gubaidulina and the beautiful melodies of Brahms.

This will be a shortened (1 hour long) performance, followed by a wine reception.

 

Sept 15, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Greater Boston House Concerts

INSIDE THE PIANO, OUTSIDE THE BOX (solo piano)

Combining daring programming with an engaging performance style, Barbara Lieurance brings pianistic virtuosity of an entirely new kind to the concert hall. In this program Ms. Lieurance champions the compositional tour-de-force “Rhapsodies” by C. Curtis-Smith – the first piece to ever be written for bowed piano – along with a new commission inspired by the Rhapsodies by Canadian composer John Oliver.  Other music includes the jazzy Russian virtuosity of Gubaidulina and the beautiful melodies of Brahms.

 

Sept 27, 2012 8 p.m.

Bridgewater State University

Horace Mann Recital Hall

INSIDE THE PIANO, OUTSIDE THE BOX (solo piano)

Combining daring programming with an engaging performance style, Barbara Lieurance brings pianistic virtuosity of an entirely new kind to the concert hall. In this program Ms. Lieurance champions the compositional tour-de-force “Rhapsodies” by C. Curtis-Smith – the first piece to ever be written for bowed piano – along with a new commission inspired by the Rhapsodies by Canadian composer John Oliver.  Other music includes the jazzy Russian virtuosity of Gubaidulina and the beautiful melodies of Brahms.

 

 

 October 6, 2012 8 p.m.

Western Michigan University

Dalton Center Recital Hall

INSIDE THE PIANO, OUTSIDE THE BOX (solo piano)

Combining daring programming with an engaging performance style, Barbara Lieurance brings pianistic virtuosity of an entirely new kind to the concert hall. In this program Ms. Lieurance champions the compositional tour-de-force “Rhapsodies” by C. Curtis-Smith – the first piece to ever be written for bowed piano – along with a new commission inspired by the Rhapsodies by Canadian composer John Oliver.  Other music includes the jazzy Russian virtuosity of Gubaidulina and the beautiful melodies of Brahms.

 

December 11, 2012 7 pm

Gammons Concert Series, Groton School

Combining daring programming with an engaging performance style, Barbara Lieurance brings pianistic virtuosity of an entirely new kind to the concert hall. In this program Ms. Lieurance champions the compositional tour-de-force “Rhapsodies” by C. Curtis-Smith – the first piece to ever be written for bowed piano – along with a new commission inspired by the Rhapsodies by Canadian composer John Oliver.  Other music includes the jazzy Russian virtuosity of Gubaidulina and the beautiful melodies of Brahms.

2011

October 2-8, 2011

Antares Project in Germany

Premiering works by Gordon Kampe and Junghae Lee.

Other composers are Nikolaus Huber, Chen Yi, and Mark Mellits.

Antares Project is Barbara Lieurance, piano, Chelsea Czuchra, flute, and Nora

Krahl, cello.

Essen and Bochum, Germany


June 18-25 , 2011

Antares Project at SICPP – New England Conservatory

Antares Project participates in the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance

Practice. Antares Project is Barbara Lieurance, piano, Chelsea Czuchra, flute, and Nora

Krahl, cello.

Boston, MA

 

June 10-12, 2011

Midway Studios, Fort Point

Fort Point Theater Channel: Memories and Fantasies – Contemporary Music and Dance

Composers: Morton Feldman and Mark Warhol

Choreographers: Kelley Donovan and Lorraine Chapman

Contrapose Dance and Kelley Donovan and Dancers

Ensemble Warhol musicians: Kim Diehnelt, Brian Calhoon, Jonah Kappraff, Rane Moore,

Elaine Rombola, Robert Schultz. Barbara Lieurance, solo piano.

www.fortpointtc.org

Boston, MA

 

April 14, 2011 8 p.m.

NYU Skirball Center

Playing orchestral piano with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Europa Unita

New York, N.Y.

 

April 8, 2011 8 p.m.

Symphony Hall, Boston

Playing orchestral piano with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Europa Unita
Boston, MA

 

Feb 17, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Bridgewater State University

Faculty Showcase Recital

Composers: Brahms, Haydn, Bach, Puccini

Performers: Taras Leschishin, James Hay, Maryte Bizinkauskas, Rane Moore,

and Barbara Lieurance.
Horace Mann Recital Hall
Bridgewater, MA
www.bridgew.edu
Nov. 21, 2011 7:00 p.m.
Longy School of Music

Revelia Duo is Vanessa Breault-Mulvey, flute and Michelle Shoemaker, clarinet
Guest artists: Barbara Lieurance, Meghan Miller, Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell, and Elise Kopesky
Composers: Villa-Lobos, Koechlin, Pinkham, Higdon, Brahms, Foote, and Schuller.

Pickman Recital Hall
Cambridge, MA
www.longy.edu