Experience Thanksgiving through the spirit of music, rhythm and song! Present Music, under the direction of Kevin Stahlheim, continues the tradition of the annual Thanksgiving concert with pieces that will intrigue and inspire the soul. From the beating of drums to the echo of an organ, Present Music, along with Milwaukee Choral Artists, Vocal Arts Academy of Milwaukee and the Bucks Native American Singing and Drumming Group will capture the spirit of what Thanksgiving is all about; inclusion, community and gratitude. Become enveloped and captivated by the swirling sounds of strings, winds and women's voices in a world premiere commission from Timothy Andres. Grow with us, and create your own tradition!
(b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist. He grew up in rural Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn, NY. His compositions meld a classical-music upbringing with diverse interests in the natural world, graphic arts, and technology. He has been praised for his “acute ear” by the New York Times’s Anthony Tommasini and “stubborn nose” by the New Yorker’s Alex Ross.
An avid pianist from an early age, Timothy (Timo for short) performs widely, focusing especially on music by his contemporaries. “New music cannot be intimidating when played with this degree of skill and zest,” proclaimed BostonGlobecritic Richard Dyer. Andres recently played solo concerts at Strathmore Performing Arts Center and on the Wordless Music Series at Miller Theater (Columbia University, NY), and performed his solo piano piece How can I live in your world of ideas? on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series; the Los Angeles Times’s Mark Swed pronounced it “irresistible”.