Brad Mehldau, piano and Ian Bostridge, tenor

Friday, October 18, 2019 8:00PM
Emerson Concert Hall

<br><b>Brad Mehldau, piano and Ian Bostridge, tenor</b><br>

Spell-binding jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has always had a heart not only for jazz standards, but also for classical composers like Schumann and Brahms. Mehldau met Ian Bostridge in 2015 when they discovered that even beyond their mutual admiration, they had numerous similar musical affinities. Since that time, Mehldau has written an entire song cycle especially for the English tenor. Working closely together, these iconic artists will take the stage to traverse the borders separating musical genres.

“Inside the music of Brad Mehldau is a conflict among rock, jazz and classical personalities. Ultimately, though, the pianist has figured a way to integrate all three pretty seamlessly” -The Philadelphia Inquirer

Photo Credits: Brad Mehldau by Michael Wilson; Ian Bostridge by Sim Canetty-Clarke

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