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German concert pianist and conductor Christoph Hammer shares selections from his recordings.
At 2:00pm - Uncommon Objects
American pop music celebrities may be best known for the songs they sang, but the trappings of celebrity have also reached iconic status. Think of Michael Jackson's sequined glove, or Madonna's impossibly stiff bustier. The Experience Music Project brings together dozens of these artifacts of celebrity in the new show "Uncommon Objects". From the glove and the bustier to Bing Crosby's pipe, to Kurt Cobain's thrift shop shirt, to John Lennon's wire rimmed granny glasses, "Uncommon Objects" presents the trappings of the pop stars. Marcie Sillman tours the exhibition with EMP Senior Curator Ann Powers.
At 2:30pm - Christoph Hammer
Christoph Hammer is a German-born, Munich-based pianist and conductor with a particular passion for historical instruments. One of his recent recordings was made on a piano that belonged to 19th century pianist and composer Clara Wieck Schumann and is currently housed in the Schumann museum in Zwickau. As a conductor he directs the historic Munich Court Orchestra and regularly records and performs opera, lieder, piano concerti, orchestral and chamber music on modern an period instruments. Christoph Hammer is in Seattle as a visiting artist this week at Seattle University. He will give a public recital at Town Hall Thursday, May 23 at 7:30PM. He shares selections from his many recordings as pianist and conductor on both modern and historical instruments.
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