Erik Satie: His Music and Improbable Legacy

Stiller Auditorium

Pianists Estibaliz Gastesi and Marcio Bezerra perform the music Erik Satie composed for the concert halls as well as the dance halls of Paris a century ago. They will also present works by later composers whom Satie influenced, from John Cage and Phillip Glass to Beatriz Arzamendi and Justin Rubin. Between 1:30 - 2:30 pm, gallery talks on related artworks by modern European artists include special loans to the Museum.

Space is limited. Online registration required.

Cost: $35 (includes Museum Admission) / Members $15

Bio: Internationally acclaimed Duo Gastesi-Bezerra has delighted audiences for over a decade with exciting programs of traditional and contemporary music for piano ensemble. Billed by the American Record Guide, as “a strong combination, playing very well together — often indistinguishable,” pianists Estibaliz Gastesi and Márcio Bezerra are staunch supporters of new music. They have commissioned and premiered more than twenty works by renowned and upcoming composers.

Reflecting the duo’s commitment to perform new music “beyond the world premiere,” new works have been subsequently performed in different countries of the Americas and Europe for a wide array of audiences. In recognition of this mission, the duo has been awarded the Encore Grant by the American Composers Forum and the Gene Gutchë Performance Incentive Fund by the Schubert Club.

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This program was made possible by the generosity of Lois Ebin, in memory of Thomas Pepper.