Join us for a one-hour conversation “At the Piano With Anne-Marie McDermott,” pianist and artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival. Update: The program will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Monday, July 14 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.
McDermott visited CPR Classical to share her incredible playing and chat with Charley Samson about life and music. Click the audio link above for a preview.
She also talked about the powerful creative influence of her mother and the exhilaration of discovering something new in old works like Haydn's Piano Sonata in C Major.
In addition to leading Bravo! Vail, McDermott is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She's also artistic director of the Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival in Key Largo, Fla., and the Avila Chamber Music Celebration in Curaçao in the south Caribbean.
Everywhere she goes, she takes her bouncy Maltese, Samantha, with her -- even into performances and recordings, like the one at CPR. Samantha behaves perfectly, barking only on cue when it's time to applaud. (Clearly, Sam has thought about when it's appropriate to applaud at a classical performance.)
It's always refreshing to meet a world-class pianist who's so down to earth. Join us for a conversation with McDermott at 7 p.m. Tuesday. And hear her in performance on CPR Classical playing Bach's Concerto for Keyboard on July 15 and Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion on July 22 at Bravo! Vail as part of our SummerFest broadcast series.
Bonus audio: McDermott talks about her musical training, teacher John Browning and pet advice: