"Virtuosity" 2022–23 Edward T. Cone Concert Series

Curated by David Lang, Artist-in-Residence

The 2022–23 Edward T. Cone Concert Series, curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, concludes with a multi-year look at how composers and performers use different definitions of VIRTUOSITY to push themselves forward.  

These new approaches to virtuosity can be seen throughout the season–in the coordination and improvisation found in Vijay Iyer's amazing trio, in the persuasive continuity of ancient and new in the singing of Trio Mediaval, in the spectacular dexterity of guitarist Sean Shibe, and in the emotionally powerful storytelling in the voices of Lorelei.

The schedule for the 2022–23 season is as follows:

OCTOBER 22, 2022, 8:00 P.M.
   Vijay Iyer Trio
   Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey

"the best piano trio in jazz today" – Der Spiegel

DECEMBER 3, 2022, 8:00 P.M.
   Trio Mediaeval
   Mediaeval carols from England and Scandinavia

"To hear the group's note-perfect counterpoint is to be astonished at what the human voice is capable of." – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

FEBRUARY 4, 2023, 8:00 P.M.
   Sean Shibe
   Classical Guitar

“irresistible style and authority… a nonchalant virtuoso and boundary breaker" – The Guardian

APRIL 29, 2023, 8:00 P.M.
   Lorelei Ensemble
   Women's chorus, singing David Lang's 'love fail'

"stunning precision of harmony, intonation and spectacular virtuosity" – Gramophone Magazine

Performances will take place live in Wolfensohn Hall.

About the Artist-in-Residence Program
The Artist-in-Residence program was established at the Institute in 1994 to create a musical presence within the Institute community and to have in residence a person whose work could be experienced and appreciated by scholars from all disciplines. Pianist Robert Taub was the first Artist-in-Residence (1994­–2001), followed by Jon Magnussen (2000–2007), Paul Moravec (2007–2009), Derek Bermel (2009­–2013), Sebastian Currier (2013–2016), and David Lang (2016–present).

Lang became Artist-in-Residence in July 2016. His works have been performed worldwide by distinguished artists and ensembles, including the BBC Symphony, the International Contemporary Ensemble, eighth blackbird, Santa Fe Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the Netherlands Chamber Choir, the Boston Symphony, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and the Kronos Quartet. A recipient of the prestigious Grammy Award, Lang has received numerous honors, including Musical America’s Composer of the Year, Carnegie Hall’s 2013­–14 Debs Composer’s Chair, the Rome Prize, the BMW Music-Theater Prize (Munich), and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

For further information about the 2022–23 Edward T. Cone Concert Series and the Institute’s Artist-in-Residence program, visit www.ias.edu/air.


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