Brandon Patrick George, flute
Jacob Greenberg, piano
March 16, 2022
Dame Myra Hess Concerts
Dave Schwan, host
William Grant Still (1895-1978) – Pastorela (1946) (11′)
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) – D’un Matin de Printemps (1917-18) (5′)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Variations on Trockne Blumen, D. 802 (1824) (21′)
George has performed at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Dresden Music Festival, and the Prague Spring Festival, and has made appearances as a soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, and the American Composers Orchestra, among others.
Prior to his solo career, George performed as a guest with many of the world’s leading ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). With the Los Angeles Philharmonic, George performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall and at the Hollywood Bowl under conductors including Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, Karina Canellakis, Ludovic Morlot, and John Williams.
Brandon Patrick George is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, where he studied under Michel Debost before receiving further training in Paris under Sophie Cherrier. He received his Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
Recent highlights include a guest performance of works by György Kurtág at the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt, Germany, under the composer’s guidance; a recital tour with flutist Claire Chase; Boulez’s Sur Incises with the Seattle Symphony; and solo and concerto appearances with the International Contemporary Ensemble at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. A leading pianist of modern song, Mr. Greenberg has toured and recorded extensively with soprano Tony Arnold. He is also a record producer, and has completed discs for major domestic and international labels; his many personal projects for New Focus Recordings feature over a dozen solo commissions. Mr. Greenberg’s podcast, Intégrales, explores meaningful intersections of music and daily city life. He is on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center, and has taught at Hunter College, City University of New York, The Juilliard School, and the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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next week on the
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts!
Wednesday March 23, 12:15pm