Tuesday Musical's Fuze! series returns with Composer's Voice

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Tuesday Musical Association will reignite the highly requested FUZE! up-close classical concert series, starting with The Composers Voice, which includes Gregg Kallor, composer/pianist in concert with cellist Dave Eggar.

The first FUZE! concert since 2012 is Aug. 12 at the Steinway Piano Gallery starting at 7 p.m. The program will feature many of Kallor's original compositions as well as works by Ginastera, Corea, Bartók, and Rachmaninoff. A reception will follow the concert allowing time for the audience to meet the musicians.

Kallor is a composer and pianist whose music fuses the classical and jazz traditions he loves into a new, deeply personal language. Kallor received an Aaron Copland Award for composition in 2011; he wrote a concerto for piano and orchestra during his residency at the home of the late eminent American composer. Kallor is the inaugural Composer-In-Residence at SubCulture in New York City. The first season of his two-year residency will feature world premieres of three new pieces and collaborations with cellist Joshua Roman, violinist Miranda Cuckson, mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala, and baritone Matthew Worth.

Born in Cleveland, Kallor lives in New York City, where he makes excellent use of his MetroCard. He began improvising on the piano in his home as soon as he could walk over to it, started classical piano lessons when he was six, and added jazz lessons a few years later. He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in American Studies.

Three-time Grammy-nominated cellist and composter Eggar has performed as a soloist throughout the world including featured performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and many others. Eggar is a graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School and has won awards from SONY Records, ASCAP, the Independent Music Awards, the Leonard Bernstein Foundation, and Time Magazine for his work in contemporary Music.

Tuesday Musical anticipates an exciting series of cutting-edge performances by world-class, classically trained musicians testing new musical frontiers by fusing standard repertoire and works by contemporary composers.

Tickets are $25; students are free, and all seating is general admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling 330-761-3460 or visiting the www.tuesdaymusical.org.

The Steinway Piano Gallery is at 334 East Hines Hill Road in Boston Heights.

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