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To handle the highly varied piano chores of this rhapsody requires a soloist of exemplary skill. This was fully realized by the presence of Adam Kent…The Rhapsody’s extensive demands were brilliantly met. His encore the ‘Dance of the Shepherdess’ was a delight.- Sarasota Herald Tribune

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Past

Concerts & Events



2017

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2017 7 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent performs Tania Leon's "Homenatge", composed for him in honor of the Xavier Montsalvatge centennial in 2012, as part of "Fashionable Muses", a multi-media collaboration at F.I.T. Visit http://www.composersnow.org/cn/2017/fashionable-muses/ for more details.

TUESDAY APRIL 18, 2017 7 p.m.

Pianist and SUNY Oneonta faculty member Adam Kent performs works by Spanish composers in a multi-media celebration, which includes also a slideshow by Ian Cheyne and readings of Spanish-language poetry and composers' letters by Waldo Espinosa, Kayla Belush, and Elia Tanzer.

FRIDAY APRIL 7, 2017 8 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent performs works by Albeniz, Granados and Turina as part of an international conference on the Malaguena and Zapateado at the University of California at Riverside.

SUNDAY JANUARY 29, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Music at CUUC presents Friends of CUUC with pianist Adam Kent, soprano Anna Tonna, violinists Elena Peres and Claire Chan, and cellist Sibylle Johner.

MONDAY JANUARY 9, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Pianist Adam Kent interviewed by Michael Dandry on WVOX Radio 1460 AM.

2016

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Excerpts from Shostakovich's Aphorisms, Op. 13 and Preludes Op. 34 performed by Adam Kent at the CUNY Graduate Center as part of Richard Taruskin's lecture entitled "The Many Dangers of Music"

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent joins colleagues Jose Menor, Jose Ramon Mendez, and Isabel Perez Dobarro in a panel discussion on the piano music of Enrique Granados.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent participates in a panel discussion on Spanish composer Enrique Granados with colleagues Isabel Perez Dobarro, Jose Menor, and Jose Ramon Mendez.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

A fundraising event for the after-school music program including a guest appearance by pianist Adam Kent.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Violinist Elena Peres and pianist Adam Kent play Mozart's Violin and Piano Sonata in G Major, K. 301 at the Roerich Museum in Manhattan.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2016 at 1 p.m.

As part of the congregation's recent commitment to Black Lives Matter, Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation's Music Director Adam Kent presents a program of works inspired by African-American musical traditions and interviews composer Tania Leon.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 2016

Long noted for his expertise in the Spanish repertory, pianist Adam Kent returns to Princeton Windrows in a program of works by three of Spain's greatest composers.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 2016

Ladies First celebrates the music of women immigrant composers to the U.S. Music, Art, Video and Performances by Lynn Bechtold, Svjetlana Bukvich, Valerie Dee Naranjo, Jennifer DeVore, Marija Ilic, Adam Kent, Tania León, Nika Leoni, Cecilia Mandrile, Jessica Meyer, Tamar Muskal, Milica Paranosic, Kamala Sankaram, Michiyo Suzuki, Mioi Takeda, Karen Tanaka and Keve Wilson.

TUESDAY AUGUST 9, 2016

A performance of Dvorak's Piano Quartet in Eb Major with pianist Adam Kent, violinist Cyrus Forough, violist Joseph Kauffman, and cellist Emanuel Gruber at the Summit Music Festival at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

SUNDAY JULY 24, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Program of solo, chamber, and vocal works by the faculty of the Cursos de Verano of the Fundacion Princesa de Asturias with pianist Adam Kent and others.

ESCUELA INTERNACIONAL DE MUSICA July 21-31, 2016 Oviedo, Spain

Pianist Adam Kent teaches and performs at the Cursos de Verano of the Escuela de Musica of the Fundacion Princesa de Asturias in Oviedo, Spain.

THURSDAY JULY 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Annual Faculty Concert of the Burgos Music Festival in the splendid Teatro Principal, including Faure's Piano Quartet in C Minor.

WEDNESDAY JULY 13, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert including Brahms's Cello Sonata No. 2 with Shmuel Magen and Adam Kent.

SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Adam Kent provides bi-lingual comments and a complete performance of Granados's Goyescas in honor of the centenary of the composer's death.

BURGOS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL July 8-19, 2016 Burgos, Spain

July 8-19, 2016 BURGOS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL - BURGOS, SPAIN http://www.burgosmusicfestival.com/  

FORUM MUSIKAE FESTIVAL July 2-9, 2016 MADRID, Spain

July 2-9, 2016 FORUM MUSIKAE FESTIVAL - MADRID, SPAIN www.forummusikae.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent participates in a Spanish-language panel discussion presenting Miriam Perandones new edition of the letters of Enrique Granados at NYC's Instituto Cervantes.

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 at 8 p. m.

Pianist Adam Kent plays the complete solo piano music of Cuban composer Tania Leon, preceded by a lecture by Dr. Leon at 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 AT 10:00 a.m.

The Music Educators Association of New Jersey presents Adam Kent in a lecture-recital on the Lyric Pieces of Edvard Grieg.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016 AT 2 p.m.

Violinist Alejandro Mendoza and Adam Kent team up in popular works by Mozart, Franck and Brahms to honor the memory of Clarice Wilson, Music Librarian of the White Plains Public Library for many years.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 AT 3 p.m.

Adam Kent performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459 with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey conducted by Maestro Robert Butts.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 AT 5 p.m.

5@5, the wonderful new series of solo piano recitals curated by Mirian Conti, presents Adam Kent, Vanessa Perez, and Jose Menor in a program featuring the complete Goyescas of Enrique Granados, in honor of the centenary of the composer's death at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan. See http://www.adamkentmusic.com/granados-celebration/ for more background, and stay tuned for more details.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016

Adam Kent presents "Granados’s Piano Trio: Harbinger of Masterworks To Come" at an international symposium at the CUNY Graduate Center commemorating the centennial of the death of Enrique Granados.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016 AT 10:30 a.m.

The Pompton Valley Music Teachers Association presents Adam Kent in a lecture-recital on the piano music of Enrique Granados, in commemoration of the centennial of the composer's fateful journey to the U.S. in 1916. More info at http://www.adamkentmusic.com/granados-celebration/.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016 AT 1:30 p.m.

After attending the premiere of his opera "Goyescas" at the Met, Enrique Granados and his wife perished at sea, when their boat was torpedoed by the Germans in the English Channel. Program includes works for solo piano, piano duo, and piano by the great Spanish composer. More info at: http://www.adamkentmusic.com/granados-celebration/. Family-friendly pre-concert talk at 1pm.

2015

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015 AT 3 p.m.

Wednesdays at Windrows presents Adam Kent in a program of piano works by Edvard Grieg, including several of the composer's Lyric Pieces as well as the Ballade in g minor, Op. 24. Dr. Kent also offers commentary on Grieg's music.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015 AT 1:30 p.m.

Pianist and CUUC Music DIrector Adam Kent in a solo program of works by Unitarian composers, including Edvard Grieg, Bela Bartok, and Arthur Foote. Family-friendly pre-concert talk at 1pm.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015 AT 2 p.m.

The Scarsdale Woman's Club presents Adam Kent in a solo recital as part of its Wednesday Program series.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015 AT 6 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, with cellist Emanuel Gruber and pianist Adam Kent. Other works and performers tba..

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 AT 8 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Beethoven’s Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 "The Ghost", with pianist Adam Kent, violinist Elena Peres, and cellist Emanuel Gruber. Other works and performers tba..

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015 AT 2 p.m.

The Soul of the Piano: Pedaling, Historical Considerations, Notational Issues, Special Techniques. A masterclass for Summit Festival piano students by Adam Kent, open to the public.

July 27-August 11, 2015

SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL - MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE, PURCHASE, NY

www.summitmusicfestival.org

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015 AT 8 p.m.

Faculty Concert of the Festival de la Escuela Internacional de Música of the Fundación Princesa de Asturias. Program details tba.

ESCUELA INTERNACIONAL DE MUSICA July 16-25, 2015 Oviedo, Spain

July 16-25, 2015 ESCUELA INTERNACIONAL DE MUSICA - OVIEDO, SPAIN www.escuelainternacionaldemusica.org/en/

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015 AT 7 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 87, with pianist Adam Kent, violinist Elena Peres, cellist Shmuel Magen, and violist Adolfo Hontanon (also works by Handel and Schubert performed by cellists Ben Capps and Irena Josefoska, pianist Natalia Strelle, and violinist Alexander Detisov).

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015 AT 7 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, with cellist Shmuel Magen and pianist Adam Kent (also works by Schubert and Tchaikovsky performed by pianists Efrem Briskin and Gena Raps and violinist Ilna Tseitlin).

THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015 AT 7 p.m.

Música Española: Burgos y más allá. Lecture-recital on Spanish piano music by Adam Kent, featuring works by Cabezón, Albéniz, Granados, Falla, and others

BURGOS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL July 8-19, 2015 Burgos, Spain

July 8-19, 2015 BURGOS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL - BURGOS, SPain www.burgosmusicfestival.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015 AT 7 p.m.

Piano Recital of Works by Spanish Composers by Adam Kent.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015 AT 7 p.m.

Falla: Noches en los jardines de España. Adam Kent, piano with Cuban National Orchestra directed by Enrique Pérez Mesa.

III Encuentro June 4-28, 2015 Havana, Cuba

June 4-28, 2015 III Encuentro - Havana, Cuba visit official festival site

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015 AT 12 p.m.

Noonday Piano Recital by Adam Kent. Program tba.

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015 AT 3 p.m.

From Russia With Love. Solo piano recital by Adam Kent, featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and others.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 AT 2 p.m.

Clarice Wilson Memorial Concert. Solo piano recital by Adam Kent, featuring works by Schubert, Mozart, Bach-Busoni, Gershwin, and others.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015 AT 7 p.m.

The Music of Emerson and his Circle. A lecture/recital by Adam Kent, including works by Charles Ives, Edward MacDowell, Mrs. H. H. Beach, Arthur Foote, and John Knowles Paine.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

The Global Reach of the Fandango. Conference Presented by The Foundation for Iberian Music at the CUNY Graduate Center. Presentation of paper and performances of works by Granados and Falla by Adam Kent. Other presenters tba.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 AT 3 p.m.

Friends of CUC: A Concert of Chamber Music. Presented by Music at CUC. Program includes Brahms’s Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 with violinist Elena Peres, pianist Adam Kent. Others works and performers tba.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 AT 7 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent in Recital. Presented by Ringwood Friends of Music. Program includes works by Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Albéniz, and others.

2014

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014 AT 7 p.m.

A Glück Tricentennial Concert. Program includes Mozart’s Variations on a Theme by Glück, K. 455, and arrangements for solo piano from Iphigénie en Aulide by Brahms and von Bülow played by Adam Kent. Also arias, duets and choruses from various operas, transcriptions for violin and piano by Kreisler, Don Juan for string quartet, and Reineke’s Improvisations on a Gavotte by Glück for piano four-hands. Other performers include soprano Erin Schwab, tenor Kurt Alakulppi, the N. J. Chamber Singers conducted by Reid Masters, and duo pianists Ana Berschadsky and Anita Gordon.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014 AT 4 p.m.

Chamber Music by Franz Schubert at Bargemusic. Program includes Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb Major, Op. 100 performed by pianist Adam Kent, violinist Elena Peres, and cellist Jeffrey Solow.

July 27–August 10

Summit Music Festival

Thursday, August 7 at 6 p.m.

Lecture/Recital “Debussy and the Senses” by Adam Kent. Manhattanville College 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, New York 10577 Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors) (914) 747-2020 for more info

Tuesday, August 5 at 8 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Brahms’s Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26, with pianist Adam Kent, violinist Elena Peres, violist Yoram Youngerman, and cellist Jesus Castro-Balbi. Manhattanville College 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, New York 10577 Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors) (914) 747-2020 for more info

Wednesday, July 30 at 8 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano with cellist Emanuel Gruber and pianist Adam Kent. Manhattanville College 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, New York 10577 Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors) (914) 747-2020 for more info

July 8–July 19, 2014

Burgos International Music Festival

Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Brahms’s Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26, with pianist Adam Kent, violinist Elena Peres, cellist Shmuel Magen, and violist Daniel Lorenzo (also works by Piazzola and Mozart performed by clarinetist Julian Milkis, pianist Efrem Briskin, and violist Amber Archibald). Teatro Principal Plaza del Mío Cid s/n Burgos, SPAIN For ticket info, call: 947 28 88 73 / 947 28 88 40

Friday, July 11 at 7 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano with cellist Shmuel Magen and pianist Adam Kent (also works by Mozart and Beethoven performed by violinist Elena Peres and pianist Efrem Briskin). Escuela Municipal de Música "Antonio de Cabezón" Antiguo Convento de las Bernardas C/ Calzadas, 3. 09004 Burgos, SPAIN Free Admission, no tickets or reservations necessary

Wednesday, July 9 at 7 p.m.

Lecture/Recital on Spanish Piano Music by Adam Kent in Spanish and English, including works by Falla, Turina, Blanco, Ravel, and Ibert. Escuela Municipal de Música "Antonio de Cabezón" Antiguo Convento de las Bernardas C/ Calzadas, 3. 09004 Burgos, SPAIN Free Admission, no tickets or reservations necessary

May 31, 2014 at 7 p.m.

À la Française. Music at CUC presents pianist Adam Kent in an all-French program. Works by Debussy, Couperin, Poulenc, and Ravel. Community Unitarian Church in White Plains, N.Y. Tickets $20 ($10 students and seniors)

May 3, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Adam Kent plays Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, and Variations on “I’ve Got Rhythm” with the Westchester Chamber Symphony directed by Barry Hoffman. Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y. Tickets $50 ($35 seniors; $15 students)

April 27, 2014 at 3 p.m.

World Premiere of Coronata di Stelle  by Sebastián Zubieta by pianist Adam Kent, violinist Adda Kridler, and cellist Michael Nicolas. Look and Listen Festival BRIC House, Brooklyn, N.Y. Tickets $18 at door, $15 in advance.

April 13, 2014 at 2 p.m.

15th Annual Clarice Wilson Memorial Concert. Damocles Trio plays works by Haydn, Turina, and Brahms. White Plains Public Library Free Admission

March 5, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Debussy and the Senses, a lecture-recital by Adam Kent. Pompton Valley Music Teachers Association Free to members

February 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Music and Poetry Composers Now! Festival. Premieres of music by Amparo Fabra with pianist Adam Kent and soprano Angelica de la Riva. National Opera America Center, N.Y.C. Tickets $15 ($10 in advance)

February 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Friends of CUC Music at CUC presents pianist Adam Kent, cellist Adrian Daurov, clarinetist Enid Blount Press, and violinist Elena Peres. Works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Grieg. Tickets $20 ($10 students and seniors)

February 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

New York Classical Music Society Presents Pianist Adam Kent in Recital. Works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Falla. Klavierhaus, N.Y.C. Free Admission

2013

November 30, 2013 at 8 p.m.

New Rochelle N.Y. 325th Anniversary Celebration at New Rochelle High School. Adam Kent plays works by Ernesto Halffter and George Gershwin. Also, appearances by composer/clarinetist Derek Bermel, author E. L. Doctorow, hip-hop band Brand Nubian, celebrity chef Keith Bryant, and others. Tickets $20 ($60 V.I.P., $10 students, $5 seniors) New Rochelle Celebrities Return For 325th Anniversary Showcase

November 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

A Sixtieth Birthday Tribute to Miguel-Ángel Roig-Francolì. Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Pianist Adam Kent, with Damocles Trio, cellist Julia MacLaine, soprano Abigail Santos Villalobos, and violinist  Jennifer Roig-Francolì. Co-sponsored by Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics, the Spanish Consulate General of New York, The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and The Foundation for Iberian Music. Tickets $20 ($10 students and seniors)

CONTACT


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PHOTOGRAPHY



Formal Shots: Michael Dames and James Keyser
Candid Shots in Spain: Joel Weinberg
Candid Shots of Damocles Trio: Sibylle Johner
Carnegie Hall Shots: Young Jang