Women’s Alliance May Meeting
Date(s) - Monday, May 6, 2019
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.