Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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International Society of Bassists 
International Society of Bassists 
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ISB Center Stage with Szymon Marciniak and Robert Black 

Next Saturday on the ISB Center Stage, Szymon Marciniak will be talking with Robert Black about new music: where to find It, how to program It, working with living composers and much more!  

Robert Black tours the world creating unheard of music for the solo double bass, collaborating with the most adventurous composers, musicians, dancers, artists, actors, and technophiles from all walks of life. He is a founding and current member of the Bang On A Can All Stars. His recital activities frequently take him to five continents and he has appeared at major festivals, on radio and television broadcasts and as an artist-in-residence. Additional chamber music activities include annual appearances at the Moab Music Festival and the Festival de Eleazar Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil. Robert received the Degree of Comendador - Mérito Cultural e Artistico from the Fundação Educacional, Cultural e Artistica Elezar de Carvalho in recognition of 25 years of distinguished contributions to the cultural and artistic life of Brazil. He maintains a full teaching schedule at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program.

Szymon Marciniak’s concert activities haven taken him around the world as a soloist and in recital. His debut recording of the complete sonatas and miniatures of Adolf Misek was released to critical acclaim. Besides performing traditional repertoire, Szymon has a special interest in new and unknown pieces and he is a frequently collaborator with contemporary composers. American composer and bassist Frank Proto and Dutch composer Chiel Meijering have dedicated works to him. Also a busy chamber and orchestral musician, he was principal bass with Residentie Orkest Den Haag (The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra) from 2007-2013. In 2019 Szymon joined forces with fellow bassists Gerold Genssler and Jan-Ole Fabian to found the SOG Trio project devoted to free improvised music. He has given masterclasses in Europe, Asia and the U.S., and has taught at Conservatoire of Groningen (NL) as well as the Musikhochschule in Rostock and Berlin. In 2020 Szymon was appointed professor at the Hochschule fur Musik Saar in Saarbrucken, Germany.

This will be a free event for all but don't delay, space is limited!