This event has been postponed.
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Four noted pianists—Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, Maja Tremiszewska, Jennifer Elowsky-Fox, and John McDonald—will present the New York premiere performance of internationally lauded American composer Larry Bell’s 24 Preludes & Fugues. Completed in 2019, this tour-de-force composition is slated for a world premiere the week before at the First Church Boston. In the venerable tradition of previous composers, Bell has drawn inspiration from the great master of counterpoint, Johann Sebastian Bach, to create a contemporary iteration of the prelude and fugue format. The work’s duration is slightly longer than two hours; each pianist will perform six preludes and fugues.
Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, pianist
Maja Tremiszewska, pianist
Jennifer Elowsky-Fox, pianist
John McDonald, pianist
LARRY BELL - Twenty Four Preludes and Fugues, in each major and minor key, op. 156