The Corwin Chair presents HOCKET in concert

Event Date: 

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
The Corwin Chair presents HOCKET in concert on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Admission is free! HOCKET will present an exciting program of music for two pianos, piano four-hands, and toy pianos! The performance will include Mirror Smasher for piano four-hands and electronics by UCSB PhD candidate Nick Norton, One Wandering Night for two pianos and two melodicas by UCSB PhD candidate Marc Evans, Thomas Kotcheff's wgah’nagl fhtagn, Michael Laurello's Touch, Andy Akiho's Karakurenai, and George Crumb’s 1979 masterpiece Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos Vol. IV).
HOCKET is a cutting edge piano duo based in Los Angeles. Lauded as “brilliant” by Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times, members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff are both pianist-composers dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary music. They have performed in some of the most exciting festivals and venues across the country including The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, The Center for New Music in San Francisco, and the Carlsbad Music Festival. Together, they have premiered over one hundred chamber and solo works and have collaborated with the premier, new music ensembles eighth blackbird and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. HOCKET has received grants from the Presser Foundation and The Earle Brown Music Foundation and has been a selected artist in Firebird Ensemble's Outstanding Young Artists Initiative. HOCKET is a performing artist on the Schoenhut Piano Company Artist Roster.
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