Steeplechase Arts Piano Concerts
Steeplechase Arts & Productions presents concerts featuring thrilling and sublime piano music from the last four centuries. Our concert programs have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Guild Hall, Georgetown University, Catholic University in Milan, Institut d'Estudis Nord-americans in Spain, The Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York, Longwood University, Institut Bacelones D´Art in Barcelona, St. John's College, The Presidents House of Stony Brook University, Theater Project, Franklin & Marshall College, Washington College, LCVA in Virginia, WYPR FM Live!, Baltimore Concert Series, and An die Musik.
"From the first few notes in the opening movement, one is immediately captivated; thrown into a musical landscape of mystery and passion, its melody satiates every perceptual organ in the body and the mind and, without question epitomizes the intrigue of human expression, taken to its deepest depths by Ferrante." Stephan Dalal, WKCR-FM, New York
"Like the great sonata writers of two centuries ago, this composer narrates a sonic whole--a coherent if miniature musical life. "Snow Moon" matters now (and does justice to the sonata tradition) for Ferrante's relentless exploration of novel strategies for creating an inhabitable soundscape." Robert Park, musicologist and associate professor
Inspired by Louis Simpson's wondrous and dreamlike poem, The Troika, this remarkable, new piano sonata by composer Damon Ferrante (2014 Simkins Award Winner) is a thrilling addition to the repertory!
This fiery and lyrical piano sonata blends the Classical and Romantic styles of Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, and Schumann with modern, highly colorful melodies, polyphony, and rhythms--from gestures evocative of falling snow to a wild, midnight ride through a winter landscape.
Performed throughout the United States and Europe, Snow Moon: Piano Sonata, serves as an excellent companion piece on concert programs featuring standard-repertoire works.