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Stephen Scott’s much-beloved Bowed Piano Ensemble will premiere a new work commissioned by former New York Philharmonic English horn soloist Thomas Stacy this evening in Packard Hall on the Colorado College campus. Scott invited us to record the first movement of the piece during their final rehearsal yesterday, which you can watch above.

To learn more about how the bowed piano is played, you can listen to our piece and see more video HERE

Here are complete details:

Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Concert: English Horn Meets Bowed Piano

Tom Stacy, recently retired from the New York Philharmonic and a world-renowned English horn soloist, has commissioned several composers to write music for him, most recently Stephen Scott, Colorado College music professor and founder/director of the Bowed Piano Ensemble. This new work will be premiered, along with the Bach Concerto in A for Oboe d’amore (a smaller cousin of the English horn), with orchestra conducted by Dan Brink. Stacy will also perform, with Victoria Hansen, “Why Else Do You Have an English Horn,” composed for him by Christopher Berg, and two works with pianist Janice Saffir, “Carmen Fantasy,” derived from Bizet’s beloved opera “Carmen,” and a sonata by Carlo Yvon. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department and Pearson Experimental Music Studio.

Location: Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. (map)

Tickets: free

This event is open to the general public.


2 Responses to Preview of Tonight’s Bowed Piano Ensemble Premiere

  1. Mary Ellen says:


  2. Jeremy Van Hoy says:

    awesome stuff! What a local treasure.


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