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Date(s) - Monday, May 6, 2019
10:00 am

First Unitarian Church of Providence


Business Meeting: 10:00am

Program: 11:00am, followed by luncheon ($10)

Who Cares If You Listen? Challenges in New Music – Performance and Reception

Speaker: William Fried A professional pianist

William will discuss the challenges and rewards of engaging with “difficult” contemporary compositions, using a piano piece by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Roger Reynolds as a representative example. William Fried is Artist Associate in Piano at Davidson College in North Carolina. His specialty is “new music,” compositions of the past half-century. He has received critical acclaim internationally, particularly for interpretations of contemporary French music. He performs solo but also in an electro-acoustic duo with percussionist/multimedia artist Scott Deal.