Two-piano tribute to Stravinksy’s ‘Rite of Spring’ 100th Anniversary set

November 14, 2013 | Arts, Events, UToday, — Communication and the Arts
By Angela Riddel



Guest pianist Teresa McCollough and UT’s Dr. Michael Boyd will perform together Sunday, Nov. 17, as part of the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series.

Their program, “Folksongs, Rituals and Rites of Passage,” will feature a two-piano performance of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” in honor of the work’s 100th anniversary.

The pianists also will play Frederic Rzewski’s “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues” from “North American Ballades” and Tobias Picker’s “Old and Lost Rivers.”

They will take the stage at 3 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

McCollough also will present a master class Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

She has an international reputation for dynamic, expressive playing. As a leading interpreter and advocate for contemporary music, McCollough has commissioned, premiered and performed many new compositions by today’s composers, including Alvin Singleton, Lou Harrison, Joan Tower, Alex Shapiro, Belinda Reynolds, Zhou Long, Charles Griffin, David Rakowski, Tomas Svoboda, Henry Martin, George Crumb and others.

McCollough has performed around the world and has appeared on local and national television and radio. She has played with orchestras across the United States and in festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, the New American Music Festival, the Aki Festival of New Music, April in Santa Cruz and others.

For more information on the free, public series, contact Boyd, UT professor of music, at or 419.530.2183.

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