George Crumb’s 90th Birthday Celebration - Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 PM

Saint Rose Camerata

George Crumb’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 PM

Massry Center for the Arts

1002 Madison Avenue in Albany, NY

The College of Saint Rose

Free and open to the public


Three Early Songs


Night of the Four Moons

CELESTIAL MECHANICS [MAKROKOSMOS IV] (1979) Cosmic Dances for Amplified Piano, Four Hands and Six Hands


Celebrating George Crumb at 90 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019, 8 – 10PM

America's and Philadelphia's great George Crumb will be celebrating his 90th birthday this coming fall, and Swarthmore College will be celebrating it with him.

The program will include Crumb's song cycle Sun and Shadow, with Ann Crumb and Marcantonio Barone, the solo piano piece Metamorphoses I, with Mr. Barone, and (as at Haverford College the following week) the final movement of Music for a Summer Evening, with Messers Kalish and Freeman. Mr. Kalish will also play the solo piano piece Processional.

Location Lang Music Concert Hall, Swarthmore College

Event type Performance

Organization Music and Dance


November 3, 2019 - George Crumb 90th Birthday Concert in LA at Pasadena Conservatory of Music

George Crumb 90th Birthday Celebration Concert

This year marks the 90th Birthday of American composer George Crumb (b. 10/24/1929). Pianists Nic Gerpe, Kathryn Eames and Susan Svrček will present a concert featuring Crumb's music for piano.

A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979 - performed by Ms. Svrček
Makrokosmos, Volume I - performed by Mr. Gerpe
Makrokosmos, Volume II - performed by Ms. Eames

The concert will take place in Barrett Recital Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 4:00PM. The Conservatory is located at 100 North Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106. Parking is free in the lot.

Tickets will be available at the door.
$25 general admission
$15 seniors or with valid student ID
Free for Pasadena Conservatory of Music students and families

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Sat 31 August, 2019 - Australian premiere of Metamorphoses (Book I) in Sydney at the Extended Play Festival

Extended Play is back in 2019! The inaugural event last year was hailed as “the best new classical music initiative Sydney has seen in years” (The Australian), and an “exhilarating festival, wonderfully supportive of local artists and ensembles, emerging talent and an audience eager to engage.” (Real Time). 

City Recital Hall and Lyle Chan have joined forces to create a spectacular program jam-packed with 12 hours of eclectic, contemporary, challenging and dynamic new music across the entire four floors of the venue. We are thrilled to present Margaret Leng Tan, the foremost performer of new piano music and the world's first toy piano virtuoso, for her Sydney debut, performing a brand new work of George Crumb.

The stellar line up of soloists, duos and ensembles includes artists from across Australia and internationally: SynergySonya Lifschitz and Christine JohnstonDecibel, Halcyon, Australian Voices and Zephyr Quartet. This is to name but a few – there are over 20 performances in 12 hours!

If you missed out on Extended Play last year, this is your chance to be part of something truly special in the Sydney music scene; and if you have been before, you know you can’t possibly resist coming back.