March 8, 2008 / 2pm
Chelsea Art Museum / 555 West 22nd Street NYC


Digital Sustain

Metropolis Ensemble presents the world premiere performance of ETUDES for Piano by Ryan Francis

Vicky Chow, Piano
Michael Shinn, Piano
Daniel Spiegel, Piano
David Dubal, Moderator
Ryan Francis, Composer
Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director


On the Program

Ryan Francis: Digital Francis
Featuring Vicky Chow on piano.

Ryan Francis: Harlequin
Featuring Vicky Chow on piano.

William Bolcom: Scene d'Opera
Featuring Vicky Chow on piano.

György Sándor Ligeti: Fanfares
Featuring Vicky Chow on piano.

Ryan Francis: Doppelgänger
Featuring Michael Shinn on piano.

Ryan Francis: Maxwell's Demon
Featuring Michael Shinn on piano.

Franz Liszt: Chasse-Neige
Featuring Michael Shinn on piano.

Franz Liszt: Harmonies du Soir
Featuring Michael Shinn on piano.

Ryan Francis: Jacob's Ladder
Featuring Daniel Spiegel on piano.

Ryan Francis: Loop
Featuring Daniel Spiegel on piano.

Frédéric Chopin: Etude No. 12 in C Minor op. 25
Featuring Daniel Spiegel on piano.

György Sándor Ligeti: Devil's Staircase
Featuring Daniel Spiegel on piano.


About the Concert

Metropolis Ensemble and Artistic Director Andrew Cyr present the World Premiere performance of ETUDES for Piano by Ryan Francis (b. 1981). Presented in tandem with etudes from György Sándor Ligeti (1923-2006), William Bolcom (b. 1938), Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), and Franz Liszt (1811-1886); and surrounded by an inspiring contemporary art exhibition. This special concert is a preview of Francis' Piano Concerto, premiering at the Metropolis Ensemble spring concert, Loop.

Wine reception for all attendees at intermission, sponsored by SIMI Winery. This concert is supported by Smithsonian.