Marino Formenti Unites the Past and Present in “Kurtág’s Ghosts,” 10/3

Peak Performances @ Montclair presents Marino Formenti in concert at the Alexander Kasser Theater on Saturday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of The Los Angeles Times

Marino Formenti

The virtuoso Italian pianist Marino Formenti presents an evening of music entitled “Kurtág’s Ghosts,” 70 short pieces of music selected by Formenti as a musical homage to the 20th century Hungarian composer. In it, Formenti seamlessly integrates Kurtág’s “miniatures” with shorts from the composer’s musical idols including Bach, Boulez, Schumann, Stockhausen, Ligeti and Machaut. His playing locates the connections between the works so that the six centuries of music flow in an unbroken stream of sound.

All tickets are $15, and are available at the Alexander Kasser Theater Box Office or by calling 973-655-5112 or online at