|Classical Pianist Tuned to Frequency of Radiohead|
|Photo by Katie Orlinsky for The New York Times
By Steve Smith
The New York Times
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
"Whether or not you share the classical pianist Christopher O’Riley’s fascination with the music of the English art-rock band Radiohead, you have to admit that he has found a potent way to attract an unusually broad, diverse audience. The concert he presented at the Miller Theater on Friday night, which paired Radiohead songs with music by Shostakovich, drew a capacity crowd. Classical piano devotees rubbed elbows with curious Radiohead fans. ...Mr. O’Riley’s sincere, faithful arrangements prove that his interest is no trendy affectation..."
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It's not too late to hear O'Riley blur genres with popular and classical pairings; two concerts remain in the series. Buy your tickets before they sell out!
Friday, April 17 - Nick Drake + Claude Debussy
Friday, May 1 - Elliott Schumann + Robert Schumann