Tao and Teicher, both former teenage prodigies, are garnering much attention and acclaim with accolades beyond their years.
Composer and pianist Conrad Tao is a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist regarded as “shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine). The 25 year-old has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times, who also cited him “one of five classical music faces to watch” in the 2018-19 season. Tao is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and was named a Gilmore Young Artist—an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation.
Caleb Teicher, named Best Emerging Choreographer by Dance Magazine, is known for a unique style of theatricality, humor, emotional expression, and aesthetic exploration. Teicher began his career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance’s critically acclaimed tap dance company, Dorrance Dance, while also freelancing in contemporary dance, swing dance (Syncopated City Dance Company), and musical theater (West Side Story International Tour and London). Since founding Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co) in 2015, Teicher’s creative work has expanded to engagements and commissions across the US and abroad. Over the next year, the 26 year-old’s work will be presented in over a dozen cities across the United States.
Tentative Program: music and dance, both composed and improvised.
- Bach, excerpts from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
- Gershwin, Three Preludes
- Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
- Schoenberg, Five Piano Pieces, Op. 23
- Noble, Cherokee, from Indian Suite
Arrive at 6:45 pm to see a First Listen performance – mini-concerts by talented local youth.