March 20, 2018
April 18 at Baruch Performing Arts Center: Pianist-Composer Michael Brown celebrates Leonard Bernstein at 100
Michael Brown
Michael Brown

On April 18 at 7:30 pm, the pianist and composer Michael Brown celebrates Leonard Bernstein at 100 with a recital of works inspired by, dedicated to, or written by Bernstein. The concert takes place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, located on E. 25th Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues. Tickets are $36 (student tickets are $16) and are available at this link.

Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and named a 2018 Emerging Artist by Lincoln Center, Michael Brown has been called "one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers," by The New York Times. Composer-in-Residence with the New Haven Symphony from 2017-2019, Mr. Brown has appeared as soloist with the Seattle, North Carolina, Maryland and Albany Symphonies, as well as recital appearances at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, and the Louvre.

In addition to two original pieces by Mr. Brown, the program features works by Bernstein, including a solo piano arrangement of the West Side Story Suite, and music by his contemporaries: Aaron Copland, Lucas Foss, and George Perle.

The concert is at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues, on the south side of the street) in the heart of Manhattan. Praised for its superb acoustics, the Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Recital Hall has been called "a perfect hall for chamber music" by Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times. Tickets are $36 for general admission and $16 for students and are available at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/.

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