Tippet Rise Art Center To Present Fifth Anniversary Concert Season

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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Image courtesy of Tippet Rise Art Center/Iwan Baan
(Left to right): Pedja Muzijevic, piano; James Austin Smith, oboe; Benjamin Beilman, violin; Ayanna Kozasa, viola; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello performing at the Olivier Music Barn at Tippet Rise Art Center on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.

Tippet Rise Art Center is pleased to announce highlights and dates of its fifth anniversary concert season, July 10 through Aug. 29, 2020. 

The art center, which celebrates the union of land, art, architecture, and music, will present seven weeks of concerts featuring an impressive list of artists, many of them making their debuts at Tippet Rise. 

Complete program details will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Tickets will be available through a randomized drawing. The drawing will open on the Tippet Rise website also on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 12 p.m. Mountain Time, and run until Monday, March 9, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time. 

Season Five’s Concert Season

The 2020 concert season brings together accomplished artists and up-and-coming stars performing more than four centuries of repertoire. Among the pianists making their Tippet Rise debuts will be: Russian Yulianna Avdeeva, who made her Los Angeles Philharmonic debut with Gustavo Dudamel in May 2019; Hungarian Zoltán Fejérvári, who recently won first prize at the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal; Moscow-born and Israeli Boris Giltburg, who can be heard this season in recitals at Wigmore Hall in London, Bozar in Brussels, and The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; one of today's most revered American recitalists Richard Goode; and Canadian virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin, recipient of seven Juno Awards and 11 Grammy nominations; South Korean rising star Dasol Kim, who won the Jury Discretionary Award at the 2017   Van Cliburn International Piano Competition" Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; and the extraordinary virtuoso Ukrainian-American Valentina Lisitsa. Lisitsa’s Chopin etudes were number one on Amazon's list of classical video recordings and became the most-viewed Chopin etudes on YouTube.  Lisitsa now records for Decca.

Also coming to Tippet Rise for the first time will be two young Californians: violinist Alexi Kenney, who received the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and cellist Oliver Herbert, who recently made his San Francisco Symphony and Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts. American cellist Edward Arron and Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan, who has sung with the New York Philharmonic, will also debut at the art center this season. 

MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase will perform composer Bora Yoon’s new work for flute and electronics—a Tippet Rise co-commission in its world premiere. Returning artists will include pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and pianist Pedja Muzijevic, who also serves as Tippet Rise’s Artistic Advisor.

Concerts will take place indoors and out. Venues include the 150-seat Olivier Music Barn, inspired by the acoustically powerful concert room for which Haydn composed his chamber music repertoire, and the open-air Domo, a 98-foot-long, 16-foot-tall, acoustically rich sculptural structure designed by Ensamble Studio. Pre-concert lectures and occasional concerts will continue to take place at Tiara, a 100-seat outdoor acoustic shell. Pop-up concerts will be held in the 2,100-square-foot scenic pavilion, Xylem, designed by world-renowned architect Francis Kéré and inaugurated in July 2019.

For the latest information on ticketing, as well as insights on other opportunities to visit the art center, such as tours and workshops, please sign up for the Tippet Rise e-newsletter.  

For more information about Tippet Rise, please visit www.tippetrise.org