Steinway Salon: Lisa Moore
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Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
Thu, May 11, 2017 7:00pm
Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

Lisa Moore performs a special program, The Pleasure of Being Lost, curated by John Luther Adams. The program features piano works by composers who have influenced and informed his work. Composers include Peter Garland, Lois V Vierk, Jim Fox, Michael Byron, David Mahler, Lou Harrison, and Adams himself.

Part of the John Luther Adams Residency


Program: The Pleasure of Being Lost

Tukiliit (2012) by John Luther Adams (b. 1953)

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (1990) by Lois V Vierk (b. 1951)

The pleasure of being lost (2011-12) by Jim Fox (b. 1953)

Bright Angel - Hermetic Bird (1997) by Peter Garland (b. 1952)


Tender, Infinitely Tender (2017) by Michael Byron (b. 1953)*

Martin Bartlett at the Claremont Hotel (2011) by David Mahler (b. 1944)

Among Red Mountains (2001) by John Luther Adams

Reel (1982) by Lou Harrison (1917-2003)

*world premiere, commissioned by Symphony Space

The New York Times writes, "Lisa Moore, an Australian pianist long based in and around New York, has always been a natural, compelling storyteller." TimeOut New York describes her as "the wonderfully lyrical pianist." Lisa Moore has nine solo discs (Cantaloupe, Orange Mountain Music, Tall Poppies) ranging from Leoš Janáçek to Philip Glass. Her latest disc, The Stone People (Cantaloupe)— featuring the music of John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore, Frederic Rzewski and Julia Wolfe—made both The New York Times Top Classical Albums of 2016 list and the 2017 Naxos Critics’ Choice. Lisa Moore has recorded over thirty collaborative discs (Sony, Nonesuch, DG, BMG, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, New Albion, Starkland, Harmonia Mundi). She has performed with a diverse range of musicians and artists—the London Sinfonietta, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Steve Reich Ensemble, American Composers Orchestra, So Percussion, Ensemble Signal, Australian Chamber Orchestra, TwoSense, Grand Band, and the Paul Dresher Double Duo.

Moore’s festival performances include Lincoln Center, BAM, Tanglewood, Big Ears, Gilmore, Chautauqua, Aspen, Huddersfield, Paris d’Automne, Shanghai, Beijing, Graz, Vienna, Hong Kong, BBC Proms, Southbank, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne Metropolis, Israel, and Warsaw in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, La Scala, Carnegie Hall, and the Musikverein. As featured soloist, Moore has performed concertos with the London Sinfonietta, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Albany, La Jolla, Sydney, Tasmania, Thai, Monash MAPA and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Philharmonia Virtuosi,Wesleyan Orchestra and Sumarsam Gamelan, and the Queensland Philharmonic—under the batons of Bradley Lubman, Steve Schick, Benjamin Northey, Richard Mills, Reinbert de Leeuw, Jorge Mester, and Angel Gil-Ordonez.

From 1992-2008, Lisa Moore was the founding pianist for the electro-acoustic sextet The Bang On A Can All-Stars, winner of Musical America’s 2005 Ensemble of the Year Award. Lisa has worked with over 200 composers, ranging from Iannis Xenakis, Elliot Carter, Philip Glass, and Frederic Rzewski to Ornette Coleman, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Thurston Moore, Hannah Lash, and Martin Bresnick. Moore teaches at the Yale-Norfolk Summer Festival. Lisa Moore is a Steinway artist.


"Here is someone who will delve without fear into the furthest reaches of piano music...and come up smiling."–The New York Times

“If you’re going to make a grand piano thunder and clang, you have to be able to do it with the elegance and fervor that pianist Lisa Moore brings to the task."–San Francisco Chronicle


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