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ZOFO Piano Duet
"ZOFO-MOMA"

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Eva-Maria Zimmermann & Keisuke Nakagoshi

The ZOFO-MOMA Live Concert Experience unfolds as an aurally and visually stunning walking tour through a virtual museum of modern art. Against an ever-changing backdrop of contemporary paintings, 15 new ZOFO-commissioned duet compositions are revealed throughout the 72-minute continuous performance. And in a nod to Mussorgsky, this twenty-first-century Pictures at an Exhibition leads viewers from one gallery to the next accompanied by a new “Promenade” Theme arranged by ZOFO’s Keisuke Nakagoshi.

For this cutting-edge project, ZOFO solicited new works from top composers around the globe—including UC Davis’s own professor of music Pablo Ortiz—and requested each to select a painting representative of his or her culture as a springboard to the creative process. The result is a rich tapestry of sights and sounds reflecting the cultural, musical, and artistic diversity of our world community.

* The program runs 75 minutes and is presented without an intermission. *

$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Since joining forces as a professional duo in 2009, internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi (ZOFO) have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo, Japan, with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands. This GRAMMY-nominated, prize-winning Steinway Artist Ensemble—one of only a handful of duos worldwide devoted exclusively to piano duets—is blazing a bold new path for four-hands groups by focusing on 20th- and 21st-century repertoire and by commissioning new works from noted composers each year.

ZOFO-MOMA features the following Composers – Visual Artists / COUNTRY

Keyla Orozco – Douglas Pérez Castro / CUBA 

Lei Liang – Huang Binhong / CHINA

Carl Vine – James Gleeson / AUSTRALIA

Avner Dorman – Reuven Rubin / ISRAEL 

Cécile Marti – Verena Marti-Buchmann / SWITZERLAND

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh – Sattar Bahlulzade / AZERBAIJAN  

Samuel Carl Adams – Emily Davis Adams / USA

Paweł Mykietyn – Wojciech Fangor / POLAND

Wayan Yudane – Made Budhiana / INDONESIA

Pablo Ortiz – Eduardo Stupia / ARGENTINA

Kenji Oh – Yokoyama Taikan / JAPAN

Gabriel Prokofiev – Robert Fry / UK

Sahba Aminikia – Nicky Nodjoumi / IRAN

Gilles Silvestrini – Claude Monet / FRANCE

Jonathan Russell – Stormie Mills / UK

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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