Leedy Memorial Concert Highlights Piano Duo

Posted: September 14, 2006

The Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo, acclaimed for their innovative programs of contemporary music, which they have presented throughout North America and Europe since 1995, will perform in McCulloch Auditorium October 1 at 3 pm.

Helena Bugallo and Amy Williams will perform cutting-edge new works and masterpieces of the twentieth century for piano four-hands and two pianos, by Conlon Nancarrow, Amy Williams, Igor Stravinsky, Gyorgy Ligeti, Steve Reich, and Reinhard Febel.

Bugallo and Williams have premiered dozens of works, many of which were written especially for the duo, and they have worked directly with such renowned composers as Lukas Foss, Steve Reich, Jukka Tiensuu, Kevin Volans, and Bernard Rands. They also collaborate with composers who explore new approaches to the piano through multimedia applications, electronics, and extended techniques.

As part of their mission to expand the repertoire for piano duet, they have undertaken an extensive transcription project of the Studies for Player Piano by Conlon Nancarrow. This has resulted in a critically acclaimed recording of Nancarrow's music for piano duet and solo piano, released by Wergo in 2004.

The Mount Holyoke concert, which is supported by the Leedy Memorial Fund, is free and open to the public. For more information, please email Michèle Scanlon or call 413-538-2306.

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