'Round Midnight

Australian Premiere

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Emanuele Arciuli crosses the bridge from jazz to avant–garde in a single handspan.

The sheer virtuosity of Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli is matched only by an insatiable appetite for discovery, with a staggering catalogue of repertoire ranging from Bach to the present moment.

Alongside releases with numerous awards—including a Grammy nomination—in 2011 Arciuli’s genius was recognised with the most important Italian critic’s prize, the Premio Franco Abbiati. Arciuli has a special affinity with American music and is a leading interpreter of John Adams, George Crumb and Chick Corea, to name a few, but is also an acclaimed champion of America’s diverse musical identity, by way of two landmark commissions that pay tribute to the famous theme by Thelonius Monk, ’Round Midnight.

Reimagined as suites these have not only become a signature, but also a symbol of how Arciuli thinks, crossing the bridge from jazz to avant–garde in a single handspan.

Presented by Melbourne Festival

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PROGRAM

Adams
China Gates

Greenstein
First Ballade

Crumb
Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik

Hakim
Sound Gone

Rzewski Winnsboro
Cotton Mill Blues

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