Performance Friday, March 23, 2012 | 8 PM

Neighborhood Concert: Lisa Moore, Solo Piano

American Beserk

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
To see Lisa Moore perform is to be ushered into a world of mesmerizing theatricality and compelling emotional power. “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” (The New Yorker), Moore is an Australian long based in and around New York, carving a niche for herself in the city’s vibrant new music scene. She was the founding pianist for the revolutionary and wildly entertaining ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars, and has collaborated with the world’s most famous composers, including Iannis Xenakis, Elliott Carter, Ornette Coleman, and Meredith Monk.

This concert is part of American Mavericks, a citywide celebration of the pioneers of the American sound, presented by Carnegie Hall and San Francisco Symphony. Visit for more information.


  • Lisa Moore, Piano


  • DON BYRON Piano Etude No. 4
  • DON BYRON Piano Etude No. 5
  • DON BYRON Piano Etude No. 6
  • MARTIN BRESNICK Willie's Way
  • COWELL Aeolian Harp
  • JOHN ADAMS American Berserk
  • MISSY MAZZOLI Orizzonte
  • JEROME KITZKE Bringing Roses with Her Words
  • FREDERIC RZEWSKI Piano Piece No. 4


Rzewski's "Piano Piece No. 4"
Lisa Moore
CheaTING, LyING, sTEaling

In the Artist's Own Words

I am absolutely thrilled to present American Berserk in the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts series. It’s a one-off event featuring the wilder, dramatic side of piano music written by some of America’s extreme talent: These composers are American mavericks—our musical inventors and cultural icons.
Program Notes

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
LaGuardia Community College
The Little Theatre
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Queens, NY 11101
(Alternate entrance at Building E on 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street)
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This performance is part of American Mavericks.

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