September 15th, 7:15p, San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Tickets – you do not need a separate ticket, this is included as part of the concert)
Our soloist for the Ravel Piano Concerto, Marc Peloquin, is an ardent advocate of Del Tredici, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer, who has recently written several pieces celebrating the gay experience.
Peloquin will perform the first movement of Mandango, called Same Sex Marriage which is dedicated to composers John Corigliano and Mark Adamo who were married by conductor Marin Alsop during the Cabrillo Music Festival. In addition, a transcription of the Acrostic Song from Final Alice, a piece based on the last poem in Alice in Wonderland, will be performed By Del Tredici and BARS flutist David Latulippe. Del Tredici and Peloquin will conclude by playing Carioca Boy- Tango, a four hand piano duo, based on the choral piece Queer Hossannas whose text celebrates a “frank appreciation of a sexy Brazilian’s body.”
Peloquin and Del Tredici will also present a recital on Friday Nov. 14th at Old First Church called: Mandango: David Del Tredici at 75 an evening of music for solo and duo piano. For more information see marcpeloquin.com oldfirstconcerts.org