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March 31, 2006

UMBC Presents Pianist Marilyn Nonken in Concert

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 8 p.m.
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Media contact:
Tom Moore
(410) 455-3370

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Marilyn Nonken (photo: Richard Termine)The UMBC Department of Music’s Contemporary Concert Series presents pianist Marilyn Nonken, whose program will include Milton Babbitt’s Three Compositions for Piano, Allegro Penseroso, Partitions and Post-Partitions; Jason Eckardt’s Echoes’ White Veil; and Salvatore Martirano’s Cocktail Music.

Marilyn Nonken has emerged as one of the most gifted young performers of modern piano music, having been described as “splendid” (New York Times), “superb” (Boston Globe), and “fearless” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). She has commissioned several major works, including Milton Babbitt’s Allegro Penseroso, Mario Davidovsky’s Quartetto No. 3, Michael Finnissy’s North American Spirituals, Tristan Murail’s Les Travaux et les Jours, and most recently, a major new work from Pascal Dusapin. Her diverse discography features works by composers as varied as Alvin Lucier, David Rakowski, and Charles Wuorinen; a CD of pieces written for her is available from New World Records, and her recording of Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories on Mode and Murail’s piano music on Metier were recently released. Also in her repertoire are works by Barraqué, Cage, Dallapiccola, Dillon, Harvey, Ligeti, Sciarrino, Seeger, and Stockhausen. In the past, she has toured with the complete piano works of Arnold Schoenberg and Pierre Boulez.

Admission is free.

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Marilyn Nonken (photo: Sara Press)


Posted by tmoore at March 31, 2006 4:06 PM