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Celebrating David Del Tredici at 85 at St John’s in the Village (Site)

Friday September 16, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$15 – $20

Pianist Marc Peloquin performs music of the great American composer and long-time resident of the West Village, David Del Tredici, as part of his 85th birthday celebration. Also included on the program will be works by composers affiliated with Del Tredici, including Robert Helps and Dennis Tobenski.

Composer David Del Tredici has been a resident of the West Village since the 1970s and has created some of the most important music of our time, including his 1980 Pulitzer Prize-winning work All in the Golden Afternoon. Since the 1990s he has created a body of music that celebrates his own gay sexuality such as Gay Life, commissioned by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony.

This program by pianist Marc Peloquin celebrates Del Tredici’s artistry as an openly and uninhibited gay composer and performer who has opened the door to future generations of LGBTQ+ classical musicians. The major work will be his piano suite, Mandango, consisting of five movements dedicated to gay couples who are friends of his as well as an homage to his mentor Aaron Copland.

Also included on the program will be Recollections, a post-impressionistic and deeply poetic work by composer and pianist Robert Helps, one of the most significant influences in David’s life. Dennis Tobenski was a student of David and composed Growl for Marc Peloquin, a six-minute tour-de-force replete with scintillating rhythms and triumphal chords.


Marc Peloquin, piano


Friday September 16, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$15 – $20
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