Virko Baley: "An 80th Birthday Salute to the Composer"
Live at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Purchase Recordings of Virko Baley's Music
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 7:30 pm, in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater.
Our October 2, 2018, performance celebrates the 80th birthday of Virko Baley, whose services to new music as a composer, pianist, conductor, and festival director can best be described as heroic. He also has a direct connection to Juilliard: an early colleague at the University of Nevada and bassoonist in Baley’s Las Vegas Chamber Players was Joseph W. Polisi, who – unfortunately for Las Vegas and Baley but fortunately for Juilliard, returned East after one year to take an administrative position at Yale that started him on the path leading to memorable presidency of Juilliard.