INSIDE THE PIANO, OUTSIDE THE BOX
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 the jazzy Russian virtuosity of Gubaidulina and a new commission inspired by the Rhapsodies. Composers that have contributed new pieces include John Oliver, Hubert Ho, and Margaret McAllister. For the coming season, a new work for interactive electronics and piano by Stephan Moore is added to the mix. This program was developed during an artist residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts.