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Modern piano concert set

  • Photo courtesy of Ebb & Flow Arts

    Composer Robert Pollock is performing “Introduction to Modern Music” on Kauai Sunday.

LIHUE — A star pianist will perform at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church Sunday.

This is a return engagement by composer Robert Pollock, executive director and founder of Ebb &Flow Art, which returns with its presentation of “Introduction to Modern Piano Music.”

“I am thrilled to return to Kauai for a second time after many years,” said Pollock.

The free concert program will span the mid-20th century to the recent 21st century. Most of the works are Kauai premiers. Composers include Henry Cowell, Shinhee Park, Lou Harrison, Edward Cone, Darius Milhaud, Roger Sessions and Pollock.

Pollock studied music and co-founded the New York Guild of Composers in 1975. Now he directs the contemporary music and arts presenting organization, Ebb &Flow Arts, Inc., in Hawaii.

“Ebb &Flow Arts has a statewide mission,” Pollock said. “So it is very important that we fulfill our objective on Kauai, to present and inform about modern music.”

As pianist Pollock has premiered over 100 compositions by composers from around the world. Some of his more than 130 compositions have received performances in Israel, Moscow, Russia, Japan and South Korea.

The show starts at 3 p.m. with a pre-concert discussion at 2 p.m. Besides the actual performances, the event will include explanations of the pieces, their composers and the development of revolutionary compositional approaches in the 20th century. There will be ample time for questions and answers; and donations will be accepted.

This concert is part of the annual, multi-day, multi-site, international North South East West Festival 2018.

Ebb &Flow Arts, a presenter of modern music and multi media events, was founded in 1999. The nonprofit aims to build bridges between the arts and connect artistic expressions and cultures, creating a global sound board and mirror for music and art in Hawaii.

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