Presentation by Kati Agócs, Walden Composer-in-Residence

Please join us on the campus of the Dublin School for a FREE presentation with Young Musicians Program Composer-in-Residence Kati Agócs!

About Kati Agócs:
The music of Kati Agócs has been honoured and performed worldwide, delivering visceral power and otherworldly lyricism with soulful directness. From folk music of an imaginary culture to volatile spectralism, polytextual vocal ensembles to large symphonic forces, her work embraces the 21st-century orchestra in all of its protean possibilities. The Boston Globe has praised its elegance, citing “music of fluidity and austere beauty” with “a visceral intensity of expression.” The New York Times has characterized her chamber music as “striking” and her vocal music as possessing “an almost nineteenth-century naturalness.” A recent Guggenheim Fellow, Kati Agócs has also been awarded the prestigious Arts and Letters Award, the lifetime achievement award in music composition from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Recent works include her second string quartet Imprimatur, the piano trio Queen of Hearts, and the Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra. The Debrecen Passion, her orchestral/vocal album with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, was one of The Boston Globe’s Top Ten Classical Recordings of 2016. The title track was nominated for Classical Composition of the Year in the 2017 Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Gramophone Magazine praised the “penetrating individuality” of the music, calling it an “iridescent wonder.” Kati Agócs is a citizen of the United States, Canada, and Hungary (European Union). She earned doctoral and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School, studying with Milton Babbitt, and currently serves on the composition faculty of the New England Conservatory. Her music is published by Kati Agócs Music and distributed by Theodore Front Musical Literature.

As always, Walden events are FREE and open to the public.

Location: Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall on the campus of Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire.

Sunday, July 28, 2019
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm (2h)

Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall at the Dublin School