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LBMF: Its Brilliance Almost Frightened Me


Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:00PM

LBMF: Its Brilliance Almost Frightened Me

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Conrad Tao, piano | 2021 Artistic Director

Part of the 2021 Laguna Beach Music Festival
Presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Laguna Beach Live!

CRANE: Prelude No. 1
BERG: “Traumgekrönt” from Seven Early Songs
SCHUBERT: “Gretchen am spinnrade” (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel), Op. 2, D 118
WUBBELS: gretchen am spinnrade
SEEGER: String Quartet
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135

Listed in Forbes’ “30 under 30” list of people changing the world (2011), Artistic Director Conrad Tao brings his deft touch and brilliant musicianship to Laguna Beach Music Festival in a program highlighting the versatility of the piano.

Conrad Tao has emerged as a mature, thoughtful and thought-provoking pianist and composer with both an ambitious musical vision and the talent to realize it. He has earned numerous awards and distinctions for his performances, as well as his compositions, including a YoungArts gold medal in music and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has also been recognized as a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, a Gilmore Young Artist, and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

As a composer, Tao has been commissioned to write works for orchestras around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. His works also expand beyond the classical repertoire, exploring new mediums of expression, such as his original composition for the dance piece More Forever, which he and dancer Caleb Teicher premiered at the Guggenheim in 2019 to unanimous acclaim.