Uri Caine’s upbringing in Philadelphia provided a fertile environment for the pianist and composer who had opportunities to play in the bands of legends like Hank Mobley, Philly Joe Jones and Mickey Roker, local heroes like Bootsie Barnes and future stars like Grover Washington Jr. As a teenager, Caine studied classical piano with Bernard Peiffer and composition with George Rochberg. He continued studying with Rochberg and the composer George Crumb at the University of Pennsylvania. Caine has continued to work on all sides of the street as a soloist and with his own acoustic and electric ensembles. He’s worked in groups led by John Zorn, Don Byron, Dave Douglas and Arto Lindsay. Caine has been featured with top chamber ensembles including the Arditti String Quartet and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and in performances with and commissions by the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Orchestra and the Boston Symphony.
Donations are requested on a sliding scale and 100% of all proceeds go to the musicians or to their designated fund.
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present this evening of creative music as part of The Quarantine Concerts, an inspired livestream performance series hosted by Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio.
April 26, 2020 — “The Quarantine Concerts: Uri Caine,” presented by Ars Nova Workshop and Experimental Sound Studio. Livestream recording provided by Experimental Sound Studio (YouTube).