Max Lifchitz Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Free Concert, 5/5
North/South Consonance, Inc. continues its 34th consecutive season of free-admission concerts on Monday evening May 5 whenMax Lifchitz celebrates the Cinco de Mayo Holiday performing a recital devoted entirely to the piano music of composers from México.
The event will start at 8 PM and will take place at the intimate and acoustically superior auditorium of Christ & St. Stephen's Church (120 West 69th St - bet. Broadway & Columbus Ave) on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The auditorium is ADA accessible.
Admission is free (no tickets needed). The concert will take place at Christ and St Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus), New York, NY 10023.
Max Lifchitz - the Mexican-born pianist and long-time resident in New York, was described by The American Record Guide as "a consummate musician .... one of America's finest exponents of contemporary piano music." The San Francisco Chronicle described him as "a stunning, ultra-sensitive pianist" while the New York Times praised him for his "clean, measured and sensitive performances. Active also as composer and conductor, Mr. Lifchitz has performed throughout Europe, Latin America and the US.
The program will feature music by 20th and 21st century Mexican composers including Carlos Chávez, Manuel Enríquez, Maria Teresa Prieto, Manuel M. Ponce and Silvestre Revueltas. The program will also feature Lifchitz's recently completed Piano Silhouettes and the premiere of a new work by Brian Banks-the American composer who lives in the Mexican city of Puebla who will be on hand to introduce his music.
Since its inception in 1980, North/South Consonance has brought to the attention of the New York City public over 1,000 recent works by composers representing a wide spectrum of aesthetic views. It activities are made possible in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.