Saturday, January 26, 2013; 7:30 p.m.
Location: Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, Maine
LEWISTON, Maine — On January 26, L/A Arts presents “Out of My Hands” by Christopher O’Riley. Sponsored by Central Distributors, and a part of the L/A Arts MainStage Series; the performance will be at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston. Tickets will be priced $27. for adults and $15. for students and seniors. To buy tickets and request more information please visit www.laarts.org or call 207-782-7228.
Since the triumphant release of True Love Waits, pianist Christopher O’Riley’s re-imagining of works by Radiohead, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake have garnered critical accolades and international acclaim, including the only four-star review ever given by Rolling Stone to a Classical pianist. His latest White Tie Classics/Mesa-BlueMoon release, Out Of My Hands, includes music of R.E.M., Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Bad Plus, The Smiths, Tears for Fears as well as material from Radiohead and Elliott Smith.
As host of the popular NPR music program, From the Top, Mr. O’Riley is well-known for his eloquent and compelling musings on music and popular culture. His latest performances stretch the piano beyond the classical repertoire and into the rich uncharted territory of contemporary and alt-rock.