Emanuele Arciuli

Emanuele Arciuli: Transcending Nature


“Ironclad technique as well as unflagging energy and imagination.”
—The New York Times

“Arciuli has it all: scholarship, a dreadnought technique, accuracy, a full palette of colors, intellectual prowess, courage.” —San Francisco Classical Voice

Los Angeles premieres


Through a repertoire that reaches from Bach to contemporary music, Emanuele Arciuli has established himself as one of the most original pianists on the new concert scene, with a particularly active touring schedule. Highly esteemed by American composers, Arciuli has forged close and fruitful collaborations over the years, building a deep relationship to the artists and music of United States. In particular, his sustained interest and commitment to Native American culture has led to the creation of pieces composed for him by several major Native composers. This concert centers on the monumental Concord Sonata by Charles Ives, pairing it with James Tenney’s own meditation on the sonata, and includes works by Native American composers Barbara Croall and Raven Chacon.


Repertoire for Transcending Nature (not in concert order):

– James Tenney: Essay (after a Sonata—with respect to the Concord Sonata by Charles Ives)

– Barbara Croall: Gichi-Gamiing (Lake Superior), world premiere

– Raven Chacon: Nichi’ Shada’ji Nalaghali (Winds that Turns on the Side from the Sun) for amplified piano and electronic sounds

– Frederic Rzewski: Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues (from North American Ballads)

– Charles Ives: Sonata no. 2 “Concord - Massachusetts 1840–1860”


Funded in part with generous support from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC).

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THUR 3/24
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff