O’Riley headed for Midcoast
Rockport — Bay Chamber Concerts will host groundbreaking pianist Christopher O’Riley in the Bixler Family Concert Saturday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. in Union Hall, 24 Central St. As a prestigious artist, pianist and national radio personality, O’Riley has stretched the realm of piano performance beyond the scope of conventional boundaries.
From Radiohead, Elliott Smith, Nirvana and Pink Floyd to the classical canons of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Ravel, O’Riley’s ingenious interpretations have drawn significant praise from both classical and pop music critics across the globe. He is a modern piano pioneer and the pure definition of a cutting-edge classical crossover artist.
As host of National Public Radio’s popular classical music show “From The Top,” O’Riley regularly works and performs with the next generation of brilliant young musicians. From early in his own career, he was honored with many awards at the Leeds, Van Cliburn, Busoni and Montreal competitions, as well as being a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Bay Chamber’s Andrew Wolf Award.
Having toured the United States with the world-famous Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra, he also appeared with the philharmonic orchestras of London, Los Angeles and New York, as well as the symphonies of Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Francisco, to name but a few. His collaborators include such illustrious talents as Michael Tilson Thomas, Christopher Hogwood, Leonard Bernstein, JoAnn Falleta, Kurt Mazur and many more.
Tickets are $25, $10 for those younger than 12. To purchase tickets for O’Riley’s concert or to learn more about any of Bay Chamber's offerings, contact Joan Kulle at 236-2823 or visit baychamberconcerts.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.