Haskell Small at New Skete
Pianist and composer Haskell Small leads a quiet and contemplative life, despite living in the fast-paced urban environment of Washington DC. Small is fascinated with music that is primarily quiet, spacious and of a mystical nature. His national tour this fall entitled ‘Journeys in Silence,’ features performances of Federico Mompou’s ‘Musica Callada,’ a spare yet intense work that is inwardly searching, prayerful, searing, and at times explosive. The title refers to a poem by the Spanish mystic Saint John of the Cross, who expressed the idea of music as the voice of silence.
As part of his ‘Journeys in Silence’ tour, Small will travel to New Skete Monastery in Cambridge N.Y., to perform on Saturday, October 19, at 7:30. Admission is free; suggested donations of $20 accepted.