Introducing the New Season: Brad Mehldau
Pianist-composer Brad Mehldau is the first jazz artist to hold The Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall. Influenced by art songs, classical music, pop, and rock his music embodies what he calls art's "mystical ability to raise up the everyday experience of life and transfigure it, give it beauty." His sensuous, cerebral, and incandescent, compositions have earned five Grammys and 13 nominations, a college dissertation, and five-star YouTube reviews.
Highlights of his residency include the New York premiere of his composition Highway Rider, and his loves songs commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and performed with Anne Sofie von Otter. In other concerts, Mehldau shares the spotlight with some noteworthy young composers, and performs some of the classical music that influenced him.