Premiere of the Month: Curtis Stewart on his new piano quintet

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Gilded Cage  will premiere on 22 July at The Breakers in Newport, US

The Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island, once the holiday home of American tycoon family, the Vanderbilts, will be the venue for US composer Curtis Stewart’s new, and first, piano quintet, Gilded Cage, commissioned by Newport Classical. The work is intimately linked to the venue’s history, as well as to Stewart’s own family. ‘My dad grew up in Newport, and his grandfather was a minister at the Baptist AME Church,’ says the composer…

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