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The Folly of Desire 

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This unique program unites two of jazz and classical's greatest contemporary players, as jazz piano legend Brad Mehldau performs a newly composed song cycle with opera tenor Ian Bostridge.

Calling jazz pianist, arranger and composer Brad Mehldau eclectic is an understatement. Trained at the New School and influenced by McCoy Tyner’s piano jazz, Mehldau has done it all: he has his own trio, created art songs for Renée Fleming, riffed on show tunes, and even delved into German lieder. Join us at the Bing to experience Mehldau's new song cycle The Folly of Desire, created with tenor Ian Bostridge. The evening’s program will also include Schumann’s Dichterliebe.

Acknowledgements

The Folly of Desire was co-commissioned by Stanford Live with generous support from the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund; Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg; Wigmore Hall; and Carnegie Hall.

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Call Box Office: 650.724.2464
WHEN:
VENUE:
Bing Concert Hall
Configuration:
End Stage

COST:
$32-$84


All prices and programs subject to change.

I didn’t hesitate when offered the chance to commission this work based on Brad’s interest in German lieder and a chance encounter with the wonderful English tenor Ian Bostridge. We will be hearing a different side of Mehldau's artistry in this performance, but I would suggest that there is a connection to the beautiful jazz explorations he is known for.

 

—Laura Evans, Director of Music Programs, Engagement, and Education

 

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