Hear | Together Outdoor Piano Festival
Crowden Music Center, Contemporaneous, New Music Bay Area and the Ross McKee Foundation present:
HEAR | TOGETHER
A Return to Live Music: Free Day-Long Outdoor Piano Festival
Sunday, May 9, 10am to 7pm
All tickets must be reserved in advance; no walk-ins will be allowed in compliance with state and county COVID safety guidelines. Proof of vaccination or negative results of a COVID-19 test within three days will also be required and must be provided at the gate.
Hear | Together will be an all-day piano extravaganza, from 10am to 7 pm, offering audiences a safe opportunity to hear concerts in person. Each pianist will perform a 45-minute set, with 15-minute breaks (the exception being Mattingly’s two-hour piece, to be performed by pianist Robert Fleitz). Listeners, all socially distanced and masked, can hear a range of music, from the Brazilian jazz of Marcos Silva to Indian-American composer Reena Esmail played by Allegra Chapman, from American songbook standards performed by Tammy Hall to Nigerian composer Fred Onovwerosuoke’s playful Etudes with pianist Monica Chew. Sarah Cahill will premiere a new piece, Humanitas, by composer Frederic Rzewski. Special guests include vocalist Leberta Lorál and dancer Robert Dekkers. Crowden students will kick off the day of performances with an hour of solo and chamber music.
This event will provide a rare chance to hear live music, outdoors, by a diverse range of some of the Bay Area’s finest pianists and composers.
Tickets for this event are free! If you would like to support the organizations making this possible, please visit: www.contemporaneous.org/donate! Any contribution will support Alternating Currents, Contemporaneous, Crowden Music Center, and New Music Bay Area.
Reserve your free tickets here (please click “Select a Time” on the right and register for each set you would like to attend! See the schedule below for set listings.)
To ensure the safety of performers and audience members, all attendees are required to wear masks for the duration of each performance. All tickets must be reserved in advance; no walk-ins will be allowed in compliance with state and county COVID safety guidelines. Proof of vaccination or negative results of a COVID-19 test within three days will also be required and must be provided at the gate.
HEAR | TOGETHER Schedule for the day:
Crowden students and faculty
11 am-1pm :
Book 1 of Etudes by Fred Onovwerosuoke
selections from Elena Kats-Chernin’s Unsent Love Letters
works by Timo Andres, Scarlatti, and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre
1 pm-3pm :
Tammy Hall and Leberta Lorál
American songbook standards
“The Nearness of You” and “Blue Divine”- an original by Tammy Hall (with Leberta Lorál)
3 pm-5pm :
selections from J.S. Bach’s Partita in G Major, BMW 829
Reena Esmail Rang de Basant
selections from Harry Burleigh’s From the Southland
selections from Grazyna Bacewicz’s 10 Studies for Piano
selections from Frederic Rzewski’s Humanitas (world premiere)
Mary Watkins’ Summer Days
Margaret Bonds Troubled Water
Paul Dresher’s Two Entwined
5 pm-7 pm
Dylan Mattingly: Achilles Dreams of Ebbets Field
To read more about each of the participating artists in HEAR | TOGETHER, click here.