The work of great Broadway composers—from Gershwin to Sondheim to Rodgers & Hammerstein—has helped to define the American experience. We learn many of their songs when we’re very young; they often become the soundtrack of our lives. Join us as we dive into the Great American Songbook, with piano transcriptions of many of its famous pieces by some of today’s most prolific composers (Stephen Hough, Earl Wild, Mason Bates, Jake Heggie, Ricky Ian Gordon) and performed by several of our favorite pianists.
Featuring: CMSFW Ensemble with Jon Nakamatsu
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Gary Levinson, violin
Michael Klotz, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Geminiani Sonata in C minor for Violin and Piano
Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18
Strauss Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13
The core of the nature of creating melodic musical lines is the ability, with the sound of several notes, to express colorful feelings and images that make them personal to each listener - the invisible shape of music.
Leon Bridges, CHVRCHES, Rae Sremmurd, Khruangbin, Tinashe, Superorganism, Tank and the Bangas, Bobby Sessions and many more have now been announced as part of the lineup for the third annual Fortress Festival.