BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang on Classical 101 Thursday @ 9AM
Liang, who is in his first season with BalletMet, offers the World Premiere of Heaven & Earth, in which the dancers will perform with live accompaniment from two grand pianos onstage, featuring Caroline Hong, noted piano soloist and a piano faculty member of The Ohio State University School of Music and BalletMet Music Director Tyrone Boyle. Â (You can hear him play some of the Rachmaninoff below)
Along with the World Premiere by Edwaard Liang, there are two Columbus premieres on the program. Â One of them, Carousel (A Dance), again features the two pianos, this time off stage. Â Caroline Hong joins Tyrone Boyle performing Boyle’s arrangement of music from Richard Rodgers’ timeless Broadway score.
Be sure to tune in at 9 am Thursday for music and conversation withÂ BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang on Classical 101. Â You can learn a little bit about him in a conversation with Jackie Shafer from WOSU-TV’s Broad and High above.
â€œMusic is essential for this communication, and in each of these works, youâ€™ll see and feel how the music inspires dance and how, in turn, dance interprets and gives meaning to the music.â€ Â Edwaard Liang