From The New York Times: “Pianists Embracing the New”

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By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
Published: May 25, 2011

“Some contemporary-music festivals make a point of exploring a particular style or branch of composition. Not Keys to the Future, a festival of contemporary solo piano music, which opened its sixth mini-season on Tuesday night at the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side. This embracing festival espouses no dogma…On Tuesday five impressive pianists played eight works. Some of the compositions were exciting and fresh; others did not particularly grab me. But I was delighted to spend an hour hearing committed artists play works they clearly believed in.”

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Keys to the Future Stephen Gosling, foreground, and Blair McMillen in Joe Duddell’s “Vaporize” on Tuesday at the Abrons Arts Center.

For a complete description of composers and artists, see the full article.

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