Conrad Tao Announces his 2017-18 Season

Conrad Tao Announces his 2017-18 Season

The pianist and composer will make his Lincoln Center debut, be Artist in Residence with the Utah Symphony, and have debut engagements with the Atlanta Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and Seattle Symphony. Conrad will also head overseas to Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Finland, and Malaysia.

Conrad’s commissions will be performed at Washington Performing Arts Society and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.

This busy season comes after recent performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Stéphane Denève (Conrad’s SPAC debut), Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival with Carlos Kalmar, and premieres of his commissions by the Pacific Symphony, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Conrad also had an on-stage performance role in the world premiere of David Lang’s the loser at BAM and an acclaimed recital in Unison Media’s Crypt Sessions series.

For Immediate Release: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao is proud to announce a 2017/18 season that will take him from major U.S. orchestras to tours across the world. The former prodigy continues to emerge as a mature, thoughtful and thought-provoking artist, confidently pushing boundaries as a leading performer, composer, curator, and commissioner, championing new music while continuing to present core repertoire in a new light.

Conrad makes his Lincoln Center debut with a solo recital including a work by American composer Jason Eckhardt (December 3), and will also both perform in his own recital and have his solo violin commission performed by Paul Huang at Washington Performing Arts Society (April 21 & 27). As Artist in Residence with the Utah Symphony, Conrad will perform both Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety (February 23-24) and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 2 (April 6-7) with Karina Canellakis & Thierry Fischer. Conrad also opens ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s season with a commission and world premiere performance in Ohio (October 8). Additionally, a new multimedia work, Ceremony, developed with vocalist Charmaine Lee, will receive its premiere at Brooklyn’s Roulette (October 30).

Conrad will be performing Bernstein and Gershwin with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (February 2-3) and the Buffalo Philharmonic (March 11). Other notable U.S. appearances include at the New Jersey Symphony with Xian Zhang, Seattle Symphony, and Atlanta Symphony with Christian Arming.

Outside of the U.S., Conrad has been re-invited to perform with the Berner Symphoniker and Mario Venzago in Switzerland (September 2-3), and will also make his debut with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and James Gaffigan (April 27). He will also return to Italy with the Orchestra Verdi Milano and Vladimir Fedoseev, and Malaysia with the Malaysian Philharmonic and Eiji Oue.


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September 2 & 3, 2017
Berner Symphoniker
Bern, Switzerland | Kursaal

September 23, 2017
Plano Symphony
Plano, TX | Eisemann Center

October 8, 2017
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
Columbus, OH | Southern Theatre

October 19, 2017
Eugene Symphony
Eugene, OR | Hult Center for the Performing Arts

October 21 & 22, 2017
Spokane Symphony
Spokane, WA | Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

October 30, 2017
Performance with vocalist Charmaine Lee
New York, NY | Roulette

November 2, 3, 4 & 5, 2017
New Jersey Symphony
Newark, NJ | New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Richardson Auditorium, State Theatre New Jersey

November 11, 2017
Mississippi Symphony
Jackson, MS

December 3, 2017
Lincoln Center Debut Solo Recital
New York, NY | Lincoln Center - Walter Reade Theatre

December 7, 2017
Berkeley Symphony
Berkeley, CA | Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

January 14, 2018
Solo Recital
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Kuala Lumpur City Centre

January 12-13, 2018
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra with Eiji Oue (Bernstein: Age of Anxiety)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Kuala Lumpur City Centre

January 18, 2018
Seattle Symphony
Seattle, WA | Benaroya Hall

January 27 & 28, 2018
Santa Fe Pro Musica
Santa Fe, NM | Lensic Performing Arts Center

February 2 & 3, 2018
Charleston Symphony
Charleston, SC | The Gaillard Center

February 12-19, 2018
Recital Tour in Italy

February 23 & 24, 2018
Utah Symphony
Salt Lake City, UT | Abravanel Hall

March 10 & 11, 2018
Buffalo Philharmonic
Buffalo, NY | Kleinhans Music Hall

March 18-24, 2018
Buffalo Philharmonic Tour of Poland 

April 6 & 7, 2018
Utah Symphony
Salt Lake City, UT | Abravanel Hall

April 10, 2018
Symphony of the Americas
Boca Raton, FL | Broward Center for the Performing Arts

April 12 & 14, 2018
Atlanta Symphony
Atlanta, GA | Atlanta Symphony Hall

April 19, 2018
Hamilton Philharmonic
Hamilton, ON | FirstOntario Concert Hall

April 21, 2018
Washington Performing Arts Society - Recital
Washington, D.C. | Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 27, 2018
Washington Performing Arts Society - Premiere of Commission for Solo Violin
Washington, D.C. | Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

April 27, 2018
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Helsinki, Finland | Helsinki Music Centre


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