Music on Main (Vancouver, Canada)
3102 Main Street
8:00PM (70 min, no intermission)
Like the pleasure of making a mixtape, New York-based composers and performers Gabriel Kahane and Timo Andres pour themselves into Mixtape, revealing ideas, passions and music that excites. A “complete and personal musical portrait,” as described by Washington Post, Mixtape is an intimate concert of piano music and songs that will move you.
Kahane and Andres have emerged as essential voices in today’s American musical scene. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or the smallest clubs, or writing new music for orchestras, pop albums and string quartets, they both have rising-star careers that define what it is to be a musician today. For Mixtape, they’ve created a live playlist of great music that offers insight into the mind of modern musicians: Bach cantatas played alongside folk songs, pieces by their friends and colleagues, music by classical giants Schubert and Schumann, and songs and solo piano works by Kahane and Andres themselves.
Music on Main is dedicated to great music in casual but stimulating environments, with top-flight musicians, an ear for contemporary music, and refreshing concert formats. A frequent collaborator with the PuSh Festival, Music on Main’s PuSh presentations include sold-out hits like Ana Sokolovic’s Svadba/Wedding (2013), Terminal city Soundscape (2011), and Steve Reich’s Drumming (2009).
>> At the end of the night, the crowd jumped to its feet and gave Kahane and Andres… A standing ovation… Maybe listeners just instinctively understood that what the two musicians were doing—direct, musical, natural—was a lot closer to the original spirit of a lot of this music than many more formal, conventional presentations. << Washington Post
Performers: Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane | Music: Thomas Adès, Timo Andres, Johann Sebastian Bach (arranged by György Kurtág), Benjamin Britten, Charles Ives, Gabriel Kahane, Andrew Norman, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann