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SubCulture's Inaugural Composer-In-Residence Program Debuts September 16 with Pianist Gregg Kallor

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Sep 10, 2014 04:48 PM EDT

A downtown hotspot that we most recently featured (care of Jonatha Brooke), SubCulture takes a great leap into the unknown with its newest Composer-in-Residence program. Their inaugural composer: pianist Gregg Kallor.

The two-year residency will hopefully evolve the local watering hole from a presenter of artists to "a cultivator of new music."

Kallor is a worthy first contender to take the SubCulture stage. His musical fusion of classical and jazz traditions develop "a personal language" with his audience. A conceptualist, perhaps, of the future of music, Kallor should be a historic first to kick off the new program.

The performances will take place in three installations so far.

Per the SubCulture website...

PIANO MUSIC - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

This solo performance will showcase Kallor's virtuosity as a composer, pianist, and improviser. It will feature his remarkable piano suite, A Single Noon, and the premiere of a new piece celebrating SubCulture's first anniversary.

SONGS - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Celebrating National Poetry Month and the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, this concert will feature Kallor's exquisite song-settings of works by the Irish bard. The outstanding singers Adriana Zabala and Matthew Worth join Kallor for this concert, which will also feature his acclaimed settings of Emily Dickinson poems and the world premiere of a new set of songs.

CHAMBER MUSIC - Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Cellist Joshua Roman and violinist Miranda Cuckson bring the perfect blend of soaring lyricism and heart-pounding drive to the world premiere of a new trio piece, and performances of Short Stories (violin and piano) and Undercurrent (cello and piano).

Don't miss out on the coming festivities. But for now, to keep you busy, get down on Kallor below.

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