Piano Spheres
May
23
8:00 pm20:00

Piano Spheres

  • Zipper Hall

HOCKET piano duo (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) present Strange Aeons, a program of music that journeys beyond our world. Creatures and beings from the paranormal to an exploration of the universe are all examined in this exciting program for piano four-hands and two pianos. This program features four world premieres by A.J. McCaffrey (Piano Spheres commission) and HOCKET members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff as well as George Crumb’s 1979 masterpiece Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos Vol. IV)

More info: pianospheres.org/season_tickets/hocket

Program:
A.J. McCaffrey - Doppelgänger (world premiere)
Sarah Gibson - Outsider (world premiere)
Thomas Kotcheff - wgah'nagl fhtagn (world premiere)
George Crumb - Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos Vol. IV)

 

University of California, Santa Barbara
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

University of California, Santa Barbara

The UCSB Corwin Chair presents HOCKET in concert on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Admission is free! HOCKET will present an exciting program of music for two pianos, piano four-hands, and toy pianos! The performance will include Mirror Smasher for piano four-hands and electronics by UCSB PhD candidate Nick Norton, One Wandering Night for two pianos and two melodicas by UCSB PhD candidate Marc Evans, Thomas Kotcheff's wgah’nagl fhtagn, Michael Laurello's Touch, Andy Akiho's Karakurenai, and George Crumb’s 1979 masterpiece Celestial Mechanics(Makrokosmos Vol. IV).

More info: http://www.music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1298

University of Georgia, Athens
Mar
17
7:30 pm19:30

University of Georgia, Athens

HOCKET performs two concerts of works for piano four-hands and two pianos at the University of Georgia, Athens!

Mayke Nas — DiGiT #2
David Lang — gravity
David Lang — after gravity
Aphex Twin — Avril 14th (arr. HOCKET)
Aphex Twin — Nanou2 (arr. HOCKET)
Michael Laurello — Touch
Andy Akiho — Karakurenai
Alan Shockley —  wndhm (1785)
David Werfelmann — American Dreamcatcher

MORE INFO: www.music.uga.edu/calendar/item/42910/3/2017

University of Georgia, Athens
Mar
16
6:30 pm18:30

University of Georgia, Athens

HOCKET performs two concerts of works for piano four-hands and two pianos at the University of Georgia, Athens!

PROGRAM:
Sarah Gibson — Aria
Tristan Perich — Duet
Derek Tywoniuk — Byrd/Cage
Arvo Pärt — Pari Intervallo
Alexander Elliott Miller — Clock Smasher
Jordan Nelson — Slow The Light
Ben Robichaux — Fantasy
Donald Crockett — Capriccio II

MORE INFO: calendar.uga.edu/index.php/detail/performance-hocket

Webster University in St. Louis, MO
Mar
9
8:00 pm20:00

Webster University in St. Louis, MO

  • Community Music School

HOCKET performs at Webster University in St. Louis, MO.

Program:
Mayke Nas — DiGiT #2
Alexander Elliott Miller — Clock Smasher
Aphex Twin (arr. HOCKET) — Avril 14th & Nanou2
Michael Laurello — Touch

Donald Crockett — Capriccio II
Andy Akiho — Karakurenai
Alan Shockley —  wndhm (1785)
David Werfelmann — American Dreamcatcher

TICKETS & INFO: http://events.webster.edu/event/special_guest_concert_hocket_contemporary_pian_duo

University of California, Los Angeles
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

University of California, Los Angeles

HOCKET presents a two piano program at the University of California, Los Angeles. The program includes the world premiere of David Werfelmann's American Dreamcatcher and David Lefkowitz's Calder's Closet for two pecussion and two pianos.

Oh My Ears Marathon in Mesa, AZ
Jan
28
12:30 pm12:30

Oh My Ears Marathon in Mesa, AZ

  • Mesa Arts Center

HOCKET heads to Mesa, Arizona for the 4th Annual Oh My Ears Marathon

Website: ohmyears.com/category/events/
FaceBook event: facebook.com/events/1101793923297412/

Artists include:
Slender Loris (Tsone and Keith Kelly)

Jenna Dalby, cello
Λ∅n, modular synth
Devon Tipp, bassoon (NJ)
Jacob Adler, piano
Ashley Oakley, piano
Driftwood Quintet
BLACK AIR (Josh Bennett, clarinet)
Sarah Constant (Canada) and Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, flute/black midi
Lauren Sarah Hayes
Ian Dicke, composer/piano/electronics (CA)
Tandem Duo
Trey Makler Trio (MO)
Petrichor Duo
Dionysis
HOCKET (CA)
Justine Aronson & Richard Valitutto (CA)
Valerie Kuehne and the Wasps Nests (NY/PA)
Jason Barabba, guest composer (CA)

Tickets are $20, student discount TBA, anyone 15 and under gets in free. 

Other events: Meet the Audience, Musical Maps, Snack Break, Outdoor Performances

Synchromy
Nov
5
8:00 pm20:00

Synchromy

  • Los Angeles City College - Clausen Hall

On November 5, Los Angeles Composers Collective Synchromy and experimental piano duo HOCKET join forces, along with twelve or so of their best friends, to present a staged version of Frederic Rzewski's rarely performed Crusoe.

The concert also features premieres from Jason Barabba, Alexander Elliott Miller, and Nick Norton, and music by Marc Evans and Mayke Nas.

Program:

Alexander Elliott Miller: Clock Smasher
Marc Evans: One Wandering Night
Nick Norton: Mirror Smasher
Jason Barabba: The Distance of the Moon
Mayke Nas: Digit #2
Frederic Rzewski: Crusoe

Performed by:

HOCKET - Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, pianos, toy pianos, and melodicas

Justine Aronson, soprano
Benjamin Phelps, percussion
Marc Evans, melodica and toy piano
Alexander Elliot Miller, guitar
Nick Norton, guitar and melodica
Isaac Schankler, accordion
Adrianne Pope, violin
Linnea Powell, viola
Federico Llach, double bass

Stage direction by Doug Oliphant

Shpachenko & Friends Chamber Music Festival
Oct
20
8:00 pm20:00

Shpachenko & Friends Chamber Music Festival

  • Cal Poly Pomona

The Oct. 20 concert will feature two compositions for six pianists: Tom Flaherty’s “Igor to Please” (inspired by Igor Stravinsky) and James Matheson’s “Bagatelle” (inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven), which will be recorded by Shpachenko and Lee, HOCKET and Ray-Kallay Duo for Shpachenko’s upcoming album.

The concert will also feature Lee and the HOCKET Ensemble performing piano solo and duet compositions by Beethoven, Mayke Nas, Alexander Elliott Miller, Michael Laurello and Andy Akiho, as well as the West Coast premiere of an additional piece by Matheson titled “Alone, in Waters Shimmering and Dark.” The solo piano piece will be performed by Shpachenko and included on her upcoming album featuring new works inspired by buildings.

All events will be staged in the Music Recital Hall. Concert tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students.

MORE INFO: http://polycentric.cpp.edu/2016/10/grammy-nominated-music-professor-shares-stage-at-annual-festival/#.V_--HaOZOEJ

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Olivier Messiaen's "Catalogue d'oiseaux"
Oct
1
1:00 pm13:00

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Olivier Messiaen's "Catalogue d'oiseaux"

As part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Noon to Midnight event at Disney Hall, HOCKET joins the pianists of Piano Spheres in presenting a complete performance of Olivier Messiaen's "Catalogue d'oiseaux."

This event is part of: From Noon to Midnight — Immerse yourself in a full day of wonder, with a profusion of new music performed by multiple ensembles all around Walt Disney Concert Hall.

MORE INFO & TICKETS: http://www.laphil.com/tickets/noon-to-midnight

LA Signal Lab
Sep
17
8:00 pm20:00

LA Signal Lab

HOCKET teams up with LA Signal Lab for a collaborative concert in Pasadena, CA

L.A. Signal Lab returns with the sounds of an underwater metropolis, echoes of the Louisiana bayou, unexpected encounters with Death, and old fishing melodies from northern Japan. Featuring HOCKET and Aperture Duo -- two pianos, two fiddles, three horns, and four world premieres.

Saturday, September 17th | 8pm

Steinway Piano Gallery, Pasadena | 150 E Colorado Blvd #101, Pasadena, CA 91105

Program:
Hitomi Oba - "Souranbushi 3" (World Premiere)
Noah Meites - "Water and Power" (World Premiere)
Dan Marschak - "Prelude to Ys" (World Premiere)
Nick DePinna - "Two Dreams" (World Premiere)
Andy Akiho - "Karakurenai"

Aperture Duo is Adrianne Pope (violin) and Linnea Powell (viola)HOCKET is Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff (pianos)

$15 suggested donation / all ages

Founded in 2015 by Dan Marschak, Hitomi Oba, Nick DePinna, and Noah Meites, L.A. Signal Lab is a creative music collective dedicated to commissioning, premiering, and recording stylistically diverse new works with a focus on bridging the divide between jazz and classical music. Inspired by the richly diverse musical culture of Los Angeles, LASL strives to bring together the city's varied musical communities through programs that showcase the talents of the city’s most exciting young performers.

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/659733007509363/

Carlsbad Music Festival
Aug
28
1:00 pm13:00

Carlsbad Music Festival

HOCKET returns to The Carlsbad Music Festival for a program featuring the world premiere of Michael Laurello's Touch and Alexander Elliott Miller's Clock Smasher.

Program:
Mayke Nas - DiGiT #2
Andy Akiho - Karakurenai
Michael Laurello - Touch (world premiere)
Sarah Gibson - Aria
Alexander Elliott Miller - Clock Smasher (world premiere)
Stephen Hartke - Sonata for Piano Four-Hands
Thomas Kotcheff - death, hocket, and roll

TICKETS: http://www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org/#tickets

California State University, Northridge
Apr
6
12:00 pm12:00

California State University, Northridge

  • Cypress Recital Hall

HOCKET will present a concert of music for two pianos, piano four-hands, and toy pianos at California State University, Northridge.

Complete Program:
Mayke Nas - - DiGiT #2
Tristan Perich - - Duet
Sarah Gibson - - Aria
Alan Shockley - - wndhm (1785)
Jordan Nelson - - Slow The Light
Thomas Kotcheff - - death, hocket, and roll

 
California State University Long Beach
Mar
23
8:00 pm20:00

California State University Long Beach

  • California State Long Beach

HOCKET will perform a program of music for piano four-hands, toy pianos, and two pianos at California State University Long Beach. 

PROGRAM:
Briana Harley - - Hella Hyped: The Reigning Piano (world premiere)
Cristina Lord - - Passages (world premiere)
Zaq Kenefick - - litany of those who would have could have been cats on a sundress (world premiere)
Alan Shockley - - wndhm (1785) (world premiere)
Jordan Nelson - - Slow The Light
Aaron Holloway-Nahum - - Remember Me?

INFO: web.csulb.edu/depts/music/events

University of Las Vegas
Feb
10
Feb 12

University of Las Vegas

  • The University of Las Vegas

HOCKET will be in residence at the University of Las Vegas. In a series of performances, their repertoire will include the world premiere of Jordan Nelson's Slow The Light as well as works by Sarah Gibson, Thomas Kotcheff, Tristan Perich, Daron Hagen, and Aaron Holloway-Nahum. Additionally, HOCKET will be working with the composition department of UNLV and workshopping student works for two pianos.

San Diego's Central Library Concert Series
Jan
24
2:30 pm14:30

San Diego's Central Library Concert Series

  • Neil Morgan Auditorium

As part of the 60th Anniversary Season, join HOCKET at San Diego's Central Library Concert Series for a concert of eclectic and exciting contemporary music for piano four-hands and two toy pianos. The program will feature newly commissioned works by some of America’s leading young composers alongside contemporary masterworks from the repertoire.

Encinitas Library
Jan
6
12:00 pm12:00

Encinitas Library

  • Encinitas Library

Join HOCKET in Encintas, CA for a program of music for piano four-hands and toy pianos!

Program:
Sarah Gibson - Aria
Mozart -  Sonata in D Major, K. 381 

György Ligeti - Sonatina
Emily Cooley - Phoria
Thomas Kotcheff - death, hocket, and roll

Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - book 1

HOCKET presents Alpha++: new commissions from London and New York
Nov
21
7:30 pm19:30

HOCKET presents Alpha++: new commissions from London and New York

  • Brand Library & Art Center

HOCKET presents "Alpha++: new commissions from London and New York." Join HOCKET at the Brand Library & Art Center for an evening featuring new commissions for piano four-hands and two toy pianos! The program includes works from NYC based composers Alex Weiser, Ryan Harper, and Emily Cooley of Kettle Corn New Music alongside a 40-minute tour-de-force from London based composer Aaron Holloway-Nahum. 

Tickets are not required, admission is FREE!

Program:
Emily Cooley - - Phoria
Ryan Harper - - A 19
David Lang - - gravity
Alex Weiser - - water hollows stone

Aaron Holloway-Nahum - - Remember Me?

Thomas Kotcheff solo piano recital @ The University of Southern California
Nov
14
6:30 pm18:30

Thomas Kotcheff solo piano recital @ The University of Southern California

  • Ramo Recital Hall - USC

Join Thomas Kotcheff in Ramo Recital Hall at the University of Southern California for a solo piano recital of 20th century masterworks and new commissions!

Program:
Debussy - - Préludes Book 1 - - No. 3 & No. 8
Messiaen - - Preludes - - No. 1 & No. 4
Takemitsu - - Rain Tree Sketch II (In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen)

Ives - - III. “The Alcotts” from Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840–60
Jordan Nelson - - Four Interludes

Frederic Rzewski - - Cadenza con o senza Beethoven