BAC Salon: Berio, Cage, Mozart
James Austin Smith, oboe
Tessa Lark, violin
Max Mandel, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Five acclaimed musicians come together for a program featuring one of Mozart’s chamber masterworks and music by iconic 20th century composers Luciano Berio and John Cage.
L. Berio: Sequenza VII for oboe
J. Cage: The Seasons
W. A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
The program begins with two pairings of words and music--a Samuel Beckett poem that will lead into Luciano Berio's Sequenza for oboe, and "32 Questions" by John Cage, which will preface his rarely heard Seasons for solo piano. Texts will be read by two surprise guests.
BAC Salon is a series of concerts presented in a salon setting, without a division between stage and auditorium. This series takes music written for intimate spaces, jazz and classical alike, back to its natural setting. BAC also strives to make live music more integrated in everyday lives of busy New Yorkers by presenting these hourlong programs with refreshments, no intermission, and keeping ticket prices affordable.
Leadership support for music programming in 2015 provided by the J.C. Flowers Foundation and the Thompson Family Foundation.