Francois Courturier & Anja Lechner
Francois Courturier, piano; Anja Lechner, cello
Greenwich House Music School: 46 Barrow Street, just west of 7th Avenue South in New York City’s West Village; http://www.greenwichhouse.org, 212-242-4770.
On a rare visit from Europe, the duo of jazz-minded pianist Francois Courturier and classically trained cellist Anja Lechner performs a concert coinciding with the release of their latest poetic ECM album, Nuit Blanche, by Couturier’s Tarkovsky Quartet. Reviewing Moderato Cantabile, Courturier and Lechner’s 2014 duo LP, All About Jazz praised the music’s blend of folk roots and spiritual depth, along with the “supple eloquence and sophisticated vibrancy” of the duo’s performances.
Tickets: $20 ($18 for students and seniors)