Cliburn Concerts 2019-2020
January 4, 2020 to January 31, 2020
Bass Performance Hall, Scat Jazz Lounge, Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavillion, Fort Worth, TX
About the Event:
Van Cliburn Foundation, Inc.
201 Main Street, Suite 100; Fort Worth, TX 76102
Activities: Concert season
January 4 at Bass Performance Hall
Beethoven At 250: The Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3
To kick off 2020—which will be a yearlong, international celebration of the iconic composer’s 250th birthday—this very special Cliburn at the Bass will present each of Beethoven’s five piano concertos, in order. One day, two concerts, five spectacular pianists, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya, in the midst of his final season as the orchestra’s music director. It’s the definition of a do-not-miss event.
January 23 at Scat Jazz Lounge
Windsync + Ivan Trevino, percussion Award-winning wind quintet WindSync prides itself on eliminating the “fourth wall,” achieving the highest artistic levels while connecting directly with audiences through intimate and joyful concerts. They’ve played the Met Museum, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Carnegie Hall (Weill), Ravinia, Hobby Center, and the Library of Congress. Now WindSync comes to Cliburn Sessions with Song Book: a collaborative experience with progressive songwriter, percussionist, and music ambassador for the U.S. State Department, Ivan Trevino. The program will span from covers of Radiohead, Sigur Ros, and Son Lux to their own original music for wind ensemble, percussion solo, and the collective, plus a little singing, vibraphone, and poetry. Ivan’s music is regularly performed around the world as standard repertoire in the field of percussion, with over 30 works to his name. He’s also headlined concerts across North and South Americas, and Asia with cello/percussion quartet Break of Reality.
January 30-31 at Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavillion
Stephen Hough, piano “It’s hard not to be a little awestruck by the breadth of Stephen Hough’s passions, to say nothing of his talents. [He] is simply one of the most interesting musicians around.” — The Boston Globe One of the more distinctive artists of his generation, Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of a composer and writer. Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths, he was the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2014. He has performed with the world’s major orchestras and has given recitals at the most prestigious concert halls—including 25 concerto appearances at the BBC Proms; his 50 albums hold four Grammy® nominations and eight Gramophone magazine awards; and he holds positions at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College in Manchester, and The Juilliard School. Help us welcome this master back to Fort Worth.