Bennington Museum to Host Free Piano Concert
A CD of 15 piano works of the late composer, pianist and long-time Bennington College faculty member Lionel Nowak will be released next year. In addition to ten archival recordings, the new CD will include five previously unrecorded compositions, played by acclaimed pianist Marc Peloquin, who will perform at the Bennington Museum on Sunday, November 2, at 4 p.m. There will be a short intermission and remarks by the performer and by Nowak’s daughter, Alison. The concert is sponsored by the family of Lionel Nowak and is free and open to the public.
Peloquin has performed Nowak’s music in New York City and at Bennington College. A second concert will take place at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City on December 6, co-sponsored by the American Composers Alliance. In addition to the five Nowak pieces, Peloquin will play short works by Allen Shawn, a current Bennington College faculty member who was a close colleague of Nowak’s, and by Otto Luening, who taught at Bennington College from 1934 to 1944 and first met Nowak at the Bennington summer dance workshop in the 1940s. Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street, Bennington, Vt. Call 802-447-1571 or visit benningtonmuseum.org to learn more.