Date: November 4, 2005
Pianist and radio show host, Christopher O’Riley, will perform at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 8:00 pm.
In addition to the works of classics such as Bach, Mozart, and Liszt, O’Riley broadens his appeal to a wider audience with his groundbreaking transcriptions of Radiohead. His performances “redefine the possibilities of classical music.” O’Riley is also the host of today’s most popular classical music radio show, From the Top on Public Radio International, where he has the opportunity to interact with the brightest of up and coming young musicians. The Boston Herald called From the Top "public radio's answer to MTV."
O’Riley has been honored with various awards at the Leeds, Van Cliburn, Busoni and Montreal music competitions and has made several recordings and collaboration projects, including the premiere recording of P.D.Q. Bach’s “The Short-Tempered Clavier.” He is the director of the International Young Artists Festival on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina each May, and was host at the Laguna Beach Chamber Music Festival this past April.
O’Riley’s performance at the Howard Performing Arts Center will include his interpretations of Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, No.17-24 and his transcriptions of Radiohead from his albums, True Love Waits and Hold Me to This: Christopher O’Riley plays the music of Radiohead.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students, and $21 for Andrews University faculty and staff and can be purchased by calling the Howard Performing Arts Center Box Office at 888.467.6442 or 269.471.3560.