Friday, January 7, 2011

NYT Review of Gloria Cheng and Calder Quartet at LPR

At home in Los Angeles the pianist Gloria Cheng is a celebrity: an invaluable new-music advocate and a preferred collaborator of composers like Pierre Boulez and Esa-Pekka Salonen. A review of a recital Ms. Cheng presented at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in September breathlessly conjured a heady, star-studded scene. But Ms. Cheng’s copious gifts are scarcely a mystery here, a point proved by the sizable, luminary-filled throng that assembled for one of her too infrequent New York appearances, at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday night.

Read the full review by Steve Smith here.

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