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MAY 3, 2024 | 8:00 pm | Music Hall

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“Wires that connect us, wires that make sound and wires that separate us from one another.” 
– Bryce Dessner



SATIE arr. Debussy: Gymnopédie No. 1

SATIE arr. Debussy: Gymnopédie No. 2

DESSNER: Concerto for Two Pianos


Daniel Wiley, conductor

Bryce Dessner, guitar

Katia and Marielle Labèque, duo pianos


Music Hall

Concert Duration

43 minutes, no intermission

What's Interesting

Like an interwoven tapestry of wires, both literal and metaphorical, composer Bryce Dessner — member of Grammy-winning band The National — along with piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque explore the 21st century sound.

Bryce Dessner’s Wires, on which he will also perform, is a modern fusion of rhythm and sound that puts the spotlight on three wired instruments: the electric guitar, harp and piano. Close personal friends of Bryce, Katia and Marielle Labèque, take on Dessner’s moody and textural Concerto for Two Pianos — a piece of Rachmaninoff-like athleticism written especially for them. And while not from the 21st Century, the atmospheric Gymnopédie No. 1 & No. 2 from French composer Erik Satie, offer a beautiful lightness between Bryce’s works.

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