At Q2 Live Concerts: Bruce Brubaker Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on August 9, 2010

We are fortunate that Q2 can archive concerts which took place in and around the New York City metropolitan area. Many are at (Le) Poisson Rouge .

Presented right now is an August 9, 2010 concert by Bruce Brubaker. Here is what Q2 tells us:

“It’s rare to encounter musicians who are as devoted to teaching as they are to their performing careers — or vise-versa. Pianist Bruce Brubaker manages to straddle the worlds of performance and pedagogy with equal measure. At home on international stages or in his New England Conservatory (NEC) studio where he’s been the piano chair since 2005, Brubaker’s intelligent and questing approach to the piano repertory has won high marks from audiences and students alike. In this August 9 performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Brubaker gives the New York premiere of a piece by Nico Muhly in addition to works by John Cage, Alvin Curran and Philip Glass.

Although some musicians these days tend to gravitate toward the New Music specialist camp or the traditionalist camp, Brubaker is passionate about both. In 2011, he is organizing performances at NEC of the complete piano music of Liszt yet he has also released several recordings of works by John Adams and William Duckworth and has premiered pieces by Glass, Muhly, Cage and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Brubaker is also an avid blogger and his blog PianoMorphosis can be found at

Listen to the entire concert from (Le) Poisson Rouge