We're pretty excited about this program, which features living composers with Bay Area ties! It begins with a sonata written for Wayne by his childhood friend Anthony Cheung — now one of the most celebrated composers of his generation — and ends with John Adams's exhilarating collection of rhythmic vignettes for string quartet. In between, Bolcom's hip-hop inspired Second Piano Quartet and Heggie's lyrical song cycle (set to poems by Emily Dickinson) will keep you on the edge of your seats.
Anthony Cheung: Violin Sonata (2002)
William Bolcom: Second Piano Quartet (2003)
Jake Heggie: Newer Every Day for soprano and piano (2014)
John Adams: John's Book of Alleged Dances for string quartet and recorded prepared piano (1994)