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Sunday, April 22 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
La Chouette Hulotte and L'alouette Lulu: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)

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Performed by David Friend

French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A. RSVP for Taka Kigawa's evening performance here
Please RSVP for piano performances starting before 10 am or after 5:45 pm.

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David Friend

David Friend is taking piano performance in new directions. As chamber musician, soloist, and in interdisciplinary projects, he is dedicated to projects that push boundaries and explore new ideas about contemporary pianism. The Washington Post described his performances as "astonishingly co... Read More →

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
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