Adam Tendler is a recipient of the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, 2022 Yvar Mikhashoff Prize recipient, and “currently the hottest pianist on the American contemporary classical scene” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), a “remarkable and insightful musician” (LA Times), and “relentlessly adventurous pianist” (Washington Post) “joyfully rocking out at his keyboard” (New York Times). An internationally recognized interpreter of living, modern and classical composers, and a pioneer of DIY culture in concert music, at age 23 Tendler performed solo recitals in all fifty states as part of a grassroots tour called America 88×50, the subject of his acclaimed memoir, 88×50. He has gone on to become one of classical and contemporary music’s most recognized and celebrated artists, appearing recently as soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, LA Philharmonic and on the main-stages of Carnegie Hall and BAM. Tendler recently released an album of Liszt’s Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses on the Steinway Label, Robert Palmer: Piano Music on New World Records, and published his second book, tidepools. In 2022, he premiered 16 newly commissioned works using the complete inheritance left to him by his father after his untimely death, including by Laurie Anderson, Devonté Hynes, Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, Christopher Cerrone, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Timo Andres and Pamela Z as part of a project called Inheritances. Adam Tendler is a Yamaha Artist and serves on the piano faculty of New York University (NYU).
September 8 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Satie’s Vexations, 60 years after John Cage
September 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
So Surreal – Anarchy Under the Arch! Innovators, Radicals, Mavericks and Game-changers