Acclaimed Pianist Awadagin Pratt Coming for Sept. 21 'Communiversity' Event
September 8, 2019
On Saturday, September 21, acclaimed pianist Awadagin Pratt will curate an evening of music for the piano and wine tasting for the palate. Among the most celebrated artists of his generation, Pratt has traveled the world over delivering performances at venues with addresses as recognizable as the White House and Sesame Street. Pratt will be the guest performer for the DePauw University School of Music’s Communiversity at Music on the Square.
“Awadagin Pratt forged a career performing moving interpretations of music from Bach to Brahms with integrity and insight,” say Mark Rabideau, director of the 21st Century Musician Initiative. “What is particularly excitingly at this moment is Pratt’s newest project -- a new recording featuring commissioned works by Tyshawn Sorey, Paola Prestini, Alvin Singleton, Jonathan Bailey Holland and Judd Greenstein. For this project, he has employed collaborators that will be familiar to Greencastle audiences, including A Far Cry and vocal group Roomful of Teeth.”
Praised for his musical insight and intensely involving performances, Pratt surged onto the international piano circuit after winning the Naumburg International Piano Competition in 1992 and being awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1994. Since that time, he has been in continuous demand as a soloist -- including performances with the St. Louis, Atlanta, Detroit and National Symphonies, as well as the New York Philharmonic. He has also performed as a recitalist at such prestigious venues as the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Ravinia, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
As the only graduate from the Peabody Conservatory of Music to have earned artist diplomas in three performance areas -- piano, violin and conducting -- Pratt enjoys a rich and diverse career performing, conducting and teaching.
The September Communiversity is a ticketed event targeted toward adult learners. Tickets are available online or at the Green Center Box Office. Pricing is as follows:
- Music and Mixology Lesson: $25/person
- Music Only (no drinks served) $15/person
Doors to Music on the Square, located at 21 N. Indiana Street on the courthouse square in Greencastle, open at 6:00 pm. The performance and mixology lesson take place from 6:30–8 p.m. For more information, visit music.depauw.edu or call the School of Music at 765-658-4380.Back