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Janis Mercer and William Sorenson, piano. Music by Anton Webern, Roger Sessions, Igor Stravinsky, and west coast living composers

Center for New Music

Center for New Music Janis Mercer and William Sorenson, piano.  Music by Anton Webern, Roger Sessions, Igor Stravinsky, and west coast living composers

Janis Mercer plays selections from her new CD commemorating the 75th anniversary of the death of Anton Webern. Featured is The Kinderstück Project, a collection of short works for piano by local student and professional composers using Webern’s Kinderstück row.  Composers include Brian Belet, Pablo Furman, Donivan Johnson, and Martha Stoddard among others.  William Sorenson performs Roger Sessions’ rarely heard Piano Sonata No. 1 and Stravinsky’s Piano Rag Music.

This concert is a ticketed (pre-sale only), live-streamed event. Pre-sale tickets will be available until 45 minutes before showtime. 30 minutes before showtime, ticket buyers will be sent a private link to the YouTube video of the live-streamed concert.

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Program

Anton Webern

Satz für Klavier

Anton Webern

Variations Op. 27

Anton Webern

Kinderstück & The Kinderstück Project: a selection of short pieces by various Bay Area student and professional composers, based on Webern’s Kinderstück

Roger Sessions

Piano Sonata No. 1

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