Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances, From the Top host Christopher O’Riley performs around the world and has garnered widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences. For his Schubert Club Mix appearance, O’Riley will play J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations paired with“Conclusion, Act III” from Trilogy Sonata: Satyagraha and “Dead Things” from the film The Hours. Come 30 minutes early to enjoy a fun trivia game.
Christopher O’Riley has performed as a soloist with virtually all of the major American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony. In addition, O’Riley has performed recitals throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.
Living by the Duke Ellington adage “There are only two kinds of music, good music and bad,” O’Riley – a proponent of the former in all of its guises – has received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and an equally coveted four-star review from Rolling Stone magazine. O’Riley strives to introduce new audiences to classical music with an almost missionary zeal by performing piano arrangements of music by Radiohead, Elliott Smith, Pink Floyd, and Nirvana alongside traditional classical repertoire. He has collaborated for many years with the flutist Sir James Galway and cellists Matt Haimovitz and Carter Brey.
A prolific recording artist, O’Riley has recorded the music of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Scriabin, Liszt, Ravel, Gershwin, Debussy, and John Adams for Sony Classical, Oxingale Records, RCA Red Seal, Decca, and Harmonia Mundi.
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6pm & 8:30pm
TPT Street Space
“Dead Things” from the film The Hours
J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations
Come 30 minutes early to enjoy a fun trivia game. Concert length is estimated to be 1.5 hours with no intermission.
Christopher O'Riley is arguably the coolest guy in the business...with unassailable credentials in the classical music world.The Oregonian, Portland
O'Riley played so delicately that he seemingly left no fingerprints on the keys, yet his melodies sung out with sweet clarity.The Washington Post
INFECTIOUS PASSION.Los Angeles Times