Marc Ponthus, Pianist

Thursday, November 15
Marc Ponthus, Pianist
8:30 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall

The Department of Music presents composer and pianist Marc Ponthus, for an evening of contemporary music.

Marc Ponthus, the first solo performer to play concerts entirely of a single composer of the post WW2 era, has spent his career promoting and playing contemporary music. Ponthus is the director/founder of the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes College New School (now in its eighth year). He was the conductor of the Lower East Side Ensemble, the Project Webern Ensemble and the IFCP Ensemble, has recorded for Neuma Records and Lorelt Records, and composes under the nom de plume Oữτις. Ponthus is a recipient of the Tanne Foundation’s Award for Achievement in the arts.

Ponthus’ program will feature:

  • 12 Notations, Une Page d’Ephéméride, and Incises by Pierre Boulez
  • Fantasy Opus 17 by Robert Schumann
  • Khmer Mirror by Oữτις
  • Klavierstuck X by Karlheinz Stockhausen

$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. To purchase tickets in advance, order online through MissionTix.

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