Steven Spooner has musically busy schedule!
Steven Spooner began 2012 with a performance in Carnegie Hall, where he premiered Mohammed Fairouz's Second Piano Sonata, "The Last Resistance," along with his song cycle, Posh, collaborating with his colleague and good friend, Chris Thompson. Both of these works were recorded and will be released on the Naxos label later this year.
The months of May and June were occupied with a five-week Asian tour. Steven's travels began in Singapore, followed by a week in Indonesia. The trip ended in Korea, where he visited multiple universities across the country. This trip was particularly exciting, as he was able to try out his new "Audience Choice" recital program. Every night, Steven walked out on stage not knowing what he would play, and the audience loved this element of surprise! (Read a review!)
Other highlights would include the complete release of his Historical Piano Recital Series, in addition to the release of his live concert DVD, entitled "Aspects of Liszt." These recordings are all available at iTunes, Amazon.com and CD Baby.
In the near future, Steven's schedule includes playing Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Topeka Symphony on January 12 and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue at the Lied Center of Kansas on February 1. He invites you to join him for the world premiere of the Incessant Variations by world renowned composer Emile Naoumoff. This piece was commissioned by ROK Inc. especially for Steven. The premiere will take place at the Polsky Theater in Overland Park (Kansas) on March 10th at 3:30pm. The Incessant Variations will be featured along with the "Audience Choice" program requiring audience members to turn on their cell phones and, from several different programs, vote for the program that they would most like to hear!
Steven is also looking forward to his first collaboration with the incredible Borromeo String Quartet in a performance of the Brahms Piano Quintet!