Amy Briggs premieres Piano Concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Composer David Rakowski's Second Piano Concerto was premiered at Jordan Hall in Boston this past Friday night, and UChicago's own Amy Briggs was its featured Pianist.

Briggs, the Director of Chamber Music at the University, has worked with Rakowski many times in the past and he has consistantly chosen her to record most of his piano music. This piece was no different and was written specifically with her in mind, and the Boston Globe says Amy "accommodated the concerto’s virtuosic demands with shockingly little outward effort." 

The Boston Classical Review says "The brasses punctuated Brigg’s funky licks with the charged shouts of big band music, and the dexterously-played marimba and xylophone melodies recalled Milt Jackson solos from the 1940s."

Read the full article from the Boston Globe here and from the Boston Classical Review here