Compositions by GC Prof. Tania León’s to be Performed at University of California Riverside

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that pianist Adam Kent will be performing a concert of piano music composed by GC Professor Tania León at the University of California Riverside on May 23rd, 2016. The concert is from 8-9:30pm in the Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166, and admission is free and open to the public.

About the performer and composer:

Adam Kent has a doctorate in music performance from the Julliard School and is professor of piano at the Brooklyn College Conservatory. Recipient of numerous awards and honors, he specializes in the music of Spain and Latin America and has gained international renown as a concert and recording artist. During this recital he will present works by the celebrated contemporary composer and conductor Tania León, who will be in residence at UCR as a Visiting Eminent Artist during the spring quarter.

Tania León has African, Asian, and Spanish ancestry; originally from Cuba, she has lived and worked for many years in New York. A virtuoso pianist and prolific composer, she writes for a very wide range of genres, including orchestral works, ballets, opera, percussion ensemble, and chamber music. León is not only a composer but an accomplished conductor as well, having led orchestras in the United States and throughout Europe. She has taught at Harvard and Yale and is currently a Distinguished Professor at City University of New York. She has received numerous prestigious appointments, grants, and awards, including a Guggenheim (2007). She has been featured in profile on all the major networks, as well as Univision and Telemundo. In 2010, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  In 2012, her work Inura was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary Composition category.

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* Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the performance. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.



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