Past Event

Ray’s Birthday Suit: A Premiere by David Del Tredici with Pianist Marc Peloquin

October 11, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Teatro at the Italian Academy: 1161 Amsterdam Ave.

Hosted by Columbia University's Italian Academy, pianist Marc Peloquin will be joined by the Manhattan String Quartet for the world premiere performance of Ray’s Birthday Suit.

Mr. Peloquin will also perform David Del Tredici’s Late in the Game, a 2012 work for solo piano. The composer will be present. Listen to Mr. Peloquin’s 2023 recording Many Hands: The Piano Music of David Del Tredici, one of 5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now (New York Times). 

Seating is limited and first come, first served. Priority will be given to those who register in advance. When the registration link is published, it will have a limit of two (2) reservations per person.

Check-in begins 30 minutes before the event and early arrival is suggested. Walk-ups will be admitted, space permitting.

For any questions about this event, please contact Abigail Asher at [email protected]


Marc Peloquin, piano

Manhattan String Quartet
Curtis Macomber, violin
Anna Lim, violin
Marka Gustavsson, viola
Chris Finckel, cello

About David Del Tredici 

With the appearance in 1976 of Final Alice, David Del Tredici’s hour-long setting of Lewis Carroll for high soprano and large orchestra, a new movement in music, Neo-Romanticism, was born. Not only did Del Tredici forge for himself a fresh compositional path, but at the same time gave hope to a generation of young composers seeking a new way of composing. Read more about David Del Tredici.

About the Performers

Marc Peloquin, an adventurous and inquisitive musician, excites in making connections with his audience as a performer and advocate of the music of our time. His performances have been described by The New York Times as “refreshing and alive”and Time Out New York declared Marc an “innovative ivory tickler.” Some of the most significant composers of our time have written works for Marc including Samuel Adler, David Del Tredici, Tobias Picker and Ned Rorem. He has recorded on the C.R.I., Naxos, Urtext and Albany labels.

The Manhattan String Quartet, hailed by the Boston Globe as “a national treasure,” is celebrating its 51st season. Well-known for their performances of 20th-century “classics,” the Manhattan Quartet has established a significant international reputation with regular concert appearances throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.