Grammy-nominated, and Latin Grammy-winner pianist and composer Gabriela Lena Frank will perform at Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
She will give a composer’s chat before the concert at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=3054ce168c15f558554dc2305dc06e7c or by calling the box office at (610) 330-5009 from noon to 2 p.m., and 4 to 5 p.m. on weekdays, plus one hour before the performance.
With a Guggenheim grant, a Grammy, and numerous commissions from powerhouse programs throughout the country, Gabriela Lena Frank is a compelling and original voice in American music. Shaped by her parents’ cultural ancestries—her father is a Lithuanian Jew, her mother Peruvian-Chinese—and the rich musical vernaculars of her native California, she brings a range of musical influences into her music.
Her affinity for 20th-century music from South America and Eastern Europe suggests a repertory program to include compositions by Argentine master Alberto Ginastera and Hungarian pioneer Béla Bartók, as well as her original works for piano.
This recital is a featured part of Frank’s Lafayette residency, which will result in a new commissioned work for the Lafayette choirs, vocal soloists Andrew Garland and Susanna Eyton-Jones, concert pianists Molly Morkoski and Holly Roadfeldt, and the Chiara String Quartet, to be presented Sunday, April 13.
Higher resolution image online: Gabriela Lena Frank, Gabi in Macchu Picchu, http://flic.kr/p/fzea1Q