DVAA welcomes Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist/composer, Kevin Hays, for a second night, performing with his collective trio, at the Tusten Theatre on Saturday, July 9th, at 7:30 PM. Internationally recognized as one of the most original and compelling musicians of his generation, Kevin Hays’ many recordings have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Downbeat […]
DVAA is thrilled to welcome Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist/composer, Kevin Hays, performing solo at the Tusten Theatre on Friday, July 8th, at 7:30 PM. Internationally recognized as one of the most original and compelling musicians of his generation, Kevin’s many recordings have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazz Times, and the […]
Scarlatti | Beethoven | Debussy | Liszt | Chopin
by Gregg Michalak.
American pianist Gregg Michalak is an exciting and seasoned performer. He has appeared at numerous acclaimed venues including Bruno Walter Hall NYC and has collaborated with many prominent artists and orchestras both as a soloist and in chamber music. His playing was featured in the 2014 Broadway play “The Portrait”and the 2017 production of “The Dressmaker’s Secret” in New York City. Mr. Michalak has appeared with such conductors as Pamela Gearhart, Edward Murray, Angelo Pagano, Woomyung Choe, Hilarie Clark-Moore and Karen Pinoci. Orchestral appearances have included the Ithaca College Orchestra, Ithaca Chamber Orchestra, the Highlands Symphony, the Orange County Community Orchestra, the Bergen Symphony and the New Sussex Symphony. Mr. Michalak’s repertoire is as varied as his background extending from the Renaissance masters through such contemporary composers as Lukas Foss, David Alpher, John Musto and Lowell Liebermann. As a collaborative artist, his repertoire explores the full range of chamber music as well as vocal music including lieder and operatic scores. As a proponent of modern music, Mr. Michalak tends to choose music he feels deeply about and connects with.