Daniel Pesca, piano
Friday, April 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
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Pianist Daniel Pesca, a guest of Distinguished Professor of Music Aleck Karis, will be performing works by Daniel Pesca, Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Maurice Ravel, John Liberatore and Gabriel Fauré on Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.
Watercolors I: A Pair of Cats (2018/2020) - Daniel Pesca
Isles (2017) - Alison Yun-Fei Jiang
I. As birds bring forth the sun
Sonatine (1903-05) - Maurice Ravel
II. Mouvement de menuet
Six Line Drawings (2016) - John Liberatore
Nocturne no. 6 in D-flat major, Op. 63 (1894) - Gabriel Fauré
Hyde Park Boulevard (2020) - Daniel Pesca
II. Lakeshore Drive (Capriccio)
III. The Lagoon at Dusk
IV. Interlude: At Night
V. Boblink Meadow (Little Scherzo)
VI. The Wooded Isle
VII. Promontory Point
Daniel Pesca is a composer, pianist, and improvisor whose interpretations of the piano literature stand out for their creativity and dynamism. A fervent champion of contemporary music, Daniel is a member of several ensembles noted for their innovative approach to the development of new work, including the Grossman Ensemble and the Zohn Collective. Daniel has performed the premieres of over one hundred pieces, many composed specifically for him. He has performed as concerto soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Oberlin Sinfonietta, Aspen New Music Ensemble, Orchestra of the League of Composers, and Slee Sinfonietta. His performances appear on recordings from Urtext Classics, Centaur, Nimbus, Furious Artisans, Albany, and Oberlin Records. Formerly artist-in-residence at the University of Chicago, Daniel is now assistant professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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