““The easy, unforced energy of the playing was a delight.””
Reimagining the Classics
In March 2016 we will tour with Uri Caine as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Kaleidoscopes Concert Season 2016 to four main centres, including performances in the Auckland Arts Festival and the New Zealand Festival. Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Uri Caine uses classical music as a springboard for jazz improvisation.
Caine’s collaborations extend from the Beaux Arts Trio to John Zorn, and from the Woody Herman Band to the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. The New York-based musician studied composition with George Crumb and George Rochberg, and is lauded for his albums of improvisations on works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Mahler and Schumann.
This dynamic concert will feature two of Uri Caine’s original compositions for piano and string quartet ,Jagged Edges and String Theories. Audiences will also be treated to an improvisation on the Allegretto con variazioni of Beethoven's 'Harp' Quartet Op. 74, and a unique take on Bach’s magnificent Goldberg Variations.