Chamber Music Sedona Presents

Spring Salon Musicale – Bernstein at 100!

Michael Brown, piano

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 5:30pm

A favorite among Sedona audiences, renowned pianist-composer Michael Brown will perform a salon recital celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein, including selections from “West Side Story” and other dazzling works by composers who inspired the American icon. The concert will be held in the intimate setting of a private home.

About the artist

Described as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” (The New York Times), Michael Brown is a winner of the 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center and a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Recent highlights include solo appearances with the Seattle Symphony, the National Philharmonic, and the Grand Rapids, North Carolina, Maryland and Albany Symphonies; and recitals at Carnegie Hall, Caramoor, and the Gilmore Festival. As an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he regularly performs at Alice Tully Hall and on tour. Brown was recently appointed as the Composer and Artist-in-Residence at the New Haven Symphony, which will premiere his new symphony in 2019, and has received numerous other commissions from a variety of musicians and orchestras. He earned dual bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano and composition from The Juilliard School, and currently resides in New York City with his two 19th-century Steinway D’s, Octavia and Daria.


Leonard Bernstein: from Anniversaries
Maurice Ravel: Selections from Miroirs
Franz Liszt: Legend no 2, St. Francis of Paola walking on the waves
Michael Brown: 100 Chords for Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Leo Smit ): West Side Story suite
Aaron Copland (1900-1990), arr. Leonard Bernstein: El Salón México