One Book One Community – And After the Fire: A Review by Stuart Isacoff
March 14: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stuart Isacoff, a pianist, composer, writer and a member of Congregation Beth Sholom, will discuss And After the Fire, by Lauren Belfer. (A more precise title will be forthcoming.)
Stuart is the author most recently of When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn’s Cold War Triumph and Its Aftermath (Alfred A. Knopf). His other books for Knopf include A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians—From Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything In Between, and the highly acclaimed Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization. A winner of the prestigious ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music, he is a regular contributor on the arts to The Wall Street Journal as well as to many music periodicals. Mr. Isacoff has given lectures and piano performances at numerous venues here and abroad, including The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Verbier Festival and Academy (Switzerland), Music@Menlo, The Portland Piano Festival, The Miami Piano Festival, The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, The September Music Festival (Torino), The Gina Bachauer Foundation, The Van Cliburn Piano Institute and others, as well as at such scientific institutions as the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Bradbury Science Museum and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.