Tue Nov 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We are pleased to present Haskell Small in concert at the Bethlehem Centre in the chapel. The program will include:
Haskell Small, A Journey in Silence: Reflections on the Book of Hours
J.S. Bach Partita in a minor, BWV 827
Plus readings from mystic poets such as Thoma Merton, Kahlil Gibran and Rumi.
Haskell Small Biography
Composer and pianist Haskell Small has been praised for the exquisite blend of sound and silence in his compositions and for his prodigious technique and subtle touch at the keyboard. His discography of over a dozen recordings and his frequent performances in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Spoleto USA have firmly established Small’s artistic reputation around the world. Over the course of his career, Small’s contemplative nature has drawn him to music that seeks a spiritual quietude that approaches silence. Small regularly tours the United States, Europe and Japan, programming his own compositions as well as works by other composers that share this aesthetic, performing in monasteries and churches as well as more conventional concert venues. Haskell Small has studied piano with Leon Fleisher and William Masselos, composition with Vincent Persichetti, and is a faculty member of the Washington (DC) Conservatory of Music. For more information please visit: http://www.classicalmusiccommunications.com/artist.php?id=hsmall&aview=bio
“He is a crystal-clear highly gifted pianist. Even with the over-resonating church setting, one could hear each note, the few measures of cadenzas were played with transparent delicacy.” — ConcertoNet.com
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