Hartke’s just-completed Sonata for Piano Four-Hands will be premiered by Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss on July 7 and 8 at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, OR. It was co-commissioned by CMNW and the La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest. The La Jolla performance is set for August 3.
Additionally, three of his pieces were performed at the June in Buffalo Festival, June 2-8 (titles link to sales information):
Netsuke (new ed. publication) by Yuki Numata Resnick, violin, and Steven Beck, piano
Meanwhile by the Swedish ensemble Norrbotten NEO, conducted by Petter Sundkvist
A Brandenburg Autumn by the Buffalo Philharmonic, conducted by JoAnn Falletta
The Beethoven & Beyond concert series at Mannes College earlier this month featured two programs of Hartke’s instrumental and chamber music, each work paired with a corresponding Beethoven piece based upon various commonalities. A review of the first program appears on Classicalite.
Contact Keiser Classical for more information on Stephen Hartke’s music.