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Something Musical

The Gilmore offers two virtual concerts
Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet and Rachel Kudo

You can see a livestream performance by a young Juilliard-trained jazz quartet or the premiere of a new piano composition performed by Rachel Kudo — or both — this month through the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.

The Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet, featuring three members who trained at The Juilliard School, will perform live at 4 p.m. Feb. 7 from the Wellspring Theater. The quartet is led by pianist Thompson, with Julian Lee on saxophone, Philip Norris on bass, and Taurien Reddick on drums.

On Feb. 21, 2008 Gilmore Young Artist Rachel Kudo will perform her commission of Suite à l'ancienne (Suite in the Old Style), a new work composed by Marc-André Hamelin, at 4 p.m. The event begins with a premiere of Zsolt Bognár’s Living the Classical Life interview with Hamelin and closes with a Q&A with all three.

Tickets for both performances are on a name-your-own-price basis. To purchase tickets, visit

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