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08/19/2017 - 5:00 pm

Keyboard Kaleidoscope 1: The Memory Palace

Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445 United States

Musical Icebreaker at 4pm: “Composer Spotlight” – Getting to know David Biedenbender.

Garth Newel Piano Quartet received the 2017 CMA Classical Commissioning Grant to commission composer David Biedenbender to write them a new piano quartet. He joins us to talk about his compositional philosophy, the work Resonance Modes that he wrote for pianist Jeannette Fang, and his creative process.

5 pm Concert followed by optional dinner

David Biedenbender: Resonance Modes, for prepared piano and live electronics 
Logan Skelton: American Sketches
Samuel Barber: Souvenirs (Ballet Suite), Op.  28

to be performed along with “Vita Femina”, video by Joseph Safronovich

(commissioned and premiered by the Phoenix Chamber Ensemble)

Claude Debussy:  En Blanc et Noir
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2, Op. 17

Jeannette Fang, piano
Brian Keng-Lun Hsu, piano
Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano
Tian Tian, piano


Tempura Fried Prawn with Sweet and Sour Slaw, Sesame Chips, Cucumber, Shiso Leaf and Mango Salsa with Orange-Ginger Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad, Red Onion and Mâche, Gorgonzola and Grilled Red Onion Vinaigrette

Hazelnut Crusted Wild Salmon with Mustard and Dill Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, Horseradish Cream and Crispy Fennel

Passion Fruit and Berry Tart with Cointreau Anglaise and Kiwi Compote

Stay with Us

Complete your Garth Newel experience by spending the night on our 114-acre mountain property. After an evening of music, food and drink, enjoy a short walk to our 1920s Manor House. The spacious and comfortable rooms are quaintly decorated and the original art on display gives you a glimpse into our creative past. A continental breakfast is served in the morning.

The Dining Experience

Garth Newel Music Center has a long tradition of culinary excellence paired with inspiring performances. After many of our concerts our resident chef, Josh Elliott prepares a meal served right in the concert hall. The musicians join the audience in sharing good food and great company.