HOUSE BLEND III: Miranda Cuckson with Conor Hanick

  • August 20, 2024 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $15.00-$35.00 Buy Tickets


with Miranda Cuckson with Conor Hanick


August 20, 8 pm at PS21 Pavilion


PS21 favorites Violinist Miranda Cuckson and pianist Conor Hanick return with a program of contemporary works (program TBD)


House Blend is PS21’s annual chamber music series exploring a full range of adventurous music and creative modes of expression, fostering new collaborations specific to our place, venue, and audiences.


Miranda Cuckson delights audiences with her playing of a great range of music and styles, from early classics to contemporary work. A distinctive, internationally acclaimed violin and viola soloist and collaborator, she performs at venues large and small, from casual spaces to concert halls. She has appeared with  the Berlin Philharmonie andthe St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among other ensembles, at venues including Suntory Hall, Casa da Musica Porto, Teatro Colón, Cleveland Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Strathmore, and National Sawdust, and at the Ojai, Bard, Marlboro, Portland, Music Mountain, West Cork, Grafenegg, Wien Modern, and LeGuessWho festivals.

Miranda made her Carnegie Hall debut playing Walter Piston’s Concerto No. 1 with the American Symphony Orchestra. She recently premiered Georg Friedrich Haas’ Violin Concerto No. 2 with four orchestras in Japan and Europe, and the Violin Concerto by Marcela Rodriguez with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México. Upcoming concerts include the 92nd St Y, recitals at San Francisco Performances, a tour in Germany, and the Haas concerto with the Vienna Radio Symphony at the Musikverein.

Miranda is dedicated to music old and new, playing Western classical repertoire as well as innumerable performances of new music, helping to bring new works to the center of cultural life. Reflecting her deeply felt perspective as a multiethnic American, Miranda works with an array of artists from many backgrounds, from promising young musicians and composers to some of today’s most renowned figures, many of whom have writtenworks for her. She is a member of the interdisciplinary collective AMOC* and founder/director of music non-profit Nunc, has guest-curated at National Sawdust and programmed chamber concerts for the Contempo series in Chicago and Miller Theater in New York, among others.

Miranda’s albums include Világ featuring the Bartok solo sonata along with new works; a live recording of the Ligeti Violin Concerto; the Korngold and Ponce concertos; several albums of solo and duo music by major American composers; Bartók, Schnittke and Lutoslawski on ECM; Melting the Darkness, an album of microtonal and electronic pieces; and Nono’s La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura, which was named a Best Recording of the Year by the New York Times.

Dr. Miranda Cuckson is an alumna of The Juilliard School, having studied there from Pre-College through her BM, MM, and DMA degrees, and she was awarded the school’s Presser Music Award.  She teaches violin and chamber music at the Mannes School of Music at the New School.


Pianist Conor Hanick is regarded as one of his generation’s most inquisitive interpreters of music new and old whose “technical refinement, color, crispness and wondrous variety of articulation benefit works by any master.” (New York Times) Hanick has recently performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, been presented by the Gilmore Festival, New York Philharmonic, Elbphilharmonie, De Singel, Caramoor, Cal Performances, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Park Avenue Armory, and worked with conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ludovic Morlot, Alan Gilbert, and David Robertson.

A fierce advocate for the music of today, Hanick has premiered over 200 pieces and collaborated with composers ranging from Pierre Boulez, Kaija Saariaho, and Steve Reich, to the leading composers of his generation, including Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw, Tyshawn Sorey, Samuel Carl Adams, and Anthony Cheung. This season Hanick presents recitals in the US and Europe, including performances with Julia Bullock, Jay Campbell, Joshua Roman, Seth Parker Woods, AMOC* (American Modern Opera Company), and the Takt Trio. Hanick also makes his San Francisco Performances debut at Herbst Theater, joins Sandbox Percussion at 92NY, returns to the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and, in Ojai as part of the California Festival, performs a new set of piano etudes by Samuel Carl Adams, whose piano concerto No Such Spring Hanick premiered last year to wide acclaim with the San Francisco Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Hanick is the director of Solo Piano at the Music Academy of the West and serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School, Mannes College, and the CUNY Graduate Center, and is a founding member of AMOC*.


Date & Time

Tue, Aug 20, 2024 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue Details

PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)
PS/21 Inc

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A vibrant center for contemporary performance in the Hudson Valley, PS21 “presents work that challenges and invites” (The New York Times): adventurous productions by leading and emerging American and international artists in music, dance, and theater, and visionaries creating entirely new genres. On our open-air Pavilion Theater stage, across our expansive, unspoiled grounds, and in the diverse surrounding communities, PS21 cultivates and presents productions that transcend aesthetic boundaries and revitalize existing artistic languages and grammars. Throughout the year, we host developmental residencies for dancers, musicians, actors, and creators of original, even unclassifiable new work. Rooted in community collaboration, PS21’s programming engages creatively with critical global and social issues. It is a mecca for innovative and original artistic voices, a destination for performance that can be experienced nowhere else in the region. PS21’s Pavilion Theater is a green-energy marvel surrounded by 100 acres of unspoiled meadows, trails, and woodlands that are a haven to wildlife and visitors across the region.  Integrated into our unspoiled campus, the theater embodies our commitments to the public: open, inviting, and optimized for their enjoyment and encouraging citizen expression and participation.


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