The Bachauer is collaborating with the NOVA Chamber Music Series in a music festival devoted to the music of the extraordinary American composer Michael Hersch. Hailed as “a natural musical genius who continues to surpass himself” (Washington Post), Mr. Hersch will be in Utah to oversee production of his chamber opera and to serve as the Maurice Abravanel Distinguished Visiting Composer at the University of Utah School of Music, where he will present lectures and teach composition students.
January 29, 7:30 pm: The Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation presents Michael Hersch’s stunning 2.5-hour cycle for solo piano, The Vanishing Pavilions. This program will be performed by NOVA Artistic Director Jason Hardink. Students Free | Adults $20
Pre-Concert Talk 7:00 p.m. with Michael Hersch, composer and Jason Hardink, NOVA Artistic Director
“Hersch’s daring and personal musical language displays a magnificent spectrum of colors and textures right from the start…” – Muso Magazine
“This is an absolutely huge work that, despite its size, steadfastly refuses to sprawl. There is an urgency and terseness to Michael Hersch’s writing that retains interest from first to last.” –Fanfare Magazine