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.
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.