1534 Mound St
“Piano Classics Remade”
Featuring Hermitage Fellow Conrad Tao
Presented in partnership with Marie Selby Botanical Garden
Conrad Tao’s concert and Hermitage residency are made possible through the Ruby E. Crosby Alumni Music Series at the Hermitage.
Thursday, March 28 at 7pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (entrance at 1534 Mound St, Sarasota, FL 34236)
Registration is required. $5 per person.
With his uniquely energetic style, celebrated concert pianist and composer Conrad Tao gives a masterful demonstration of all the nuance a piano is capable of delivering. This internationally renowned Hermitage Fellow alternates between the most cutting-edge music venues and some of the world’s most celebrated concert halls. From the New York Philharmonic to the Chicago Symphony and Germany’s Klavierfestival Ruhr, Tao has been known to play everything from Gershwin and Rachmoninoff to his own contemporary compositions, always with his instantly recognizable improvisatory panache. In the third season of the Hermitage’s annual Crosby Alumni Music Initiative, join Conrad Tao to pay homage to the music of our past and hear into the future of music.
Hermitage Fellow Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer and has been dubbed “the kind of musician who is shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine), and an artist of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” (The New York Times). Tao has performed as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony. As a composer, his work has been performed by orchestras throughout the world; his first large scale orchestral work, Everything Must Go, received its world premiere with the New York Philharmonic, and its European premiere with the Antwerp Symphony, and he was the recipient of a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, for Outstanding Sound Design / Music Composition, for his work on More Forever, in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Caleb Teicher. A returning Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellow, Tao is also the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist – an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation.