ZOFO Coming to Morrison Artists Series at SF State

Monday, November 17, 2014
EXAMINER.COM -- Next month will see the third concert in the Morrison Artists Series of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. This will mark the SFSU debut of the ZOFO Duet of pianists Keisuke Nakagoshi and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. They have prepared a something-old-something-new program that will include music they were performing when the duo was first formed as well as a world premiere. The program will begin with George Gershwin’s four-hand arrangement of his “Cuban” overture, which provided the opening track from ZOFO’s second recording, “Mosh Pit.” This will be followed by Claude Debussy’s six Épigraphes Antiques, included on ZOFO’s debut CD, “Mind Meld: Works for One Piano, Four Hands.” This music was originally composed for the recitation of six poems by Pierre Louÿs with accompaniment provided by two flutes, two harps and celesta. The first half of the program will then conclude with “Etude from the Old Country,” composed by Terry Riley.