Virtuoso pianist Jeremy Denk – one of the leading lights on the contemporary classical music scene, jam buddies with Joshua Bell and a name oft-heard if you listen much to classical radio – helps the Bard College Conservatory of Music celebrate its tenth anniversary with a solo performance on Sunday, September 11 at 3 p.m. at the Sosnoff Theater. “The idea of this program,” says Denk, “is a musical analogy to time-lapse photography: a journey in two hours through seven centuries of Western music, from the 1300s until the present day. In a series of 25 short pieces, it will trace the evolution of the musical language, the soundscape – an epic story of human thought and ideals, of what we have found important to express in tones.”
The program ranges from Dufay and Frescobaldi to Ligeti and the Beatles. Tickets cost $30 and $50. For more information, visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu. The Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater is located on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson.