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Christopher O'Riley - Out of My Hands

Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:00 PM

Tickets starting at $39

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Christopher O'Riley

Since the triumphant release of True Love Waits, pianist Christopher O’Riley’s reimagining 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 release, Out Of My Hands, includes music of R.E.M., Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Bad Plus, The Smiths and Tears for Fears as well as additional material from Radiohead and Elliott Smith.

Mr. O’Riley’s concerts stretch the piano beyond the classical repertoire and into the rich uncharted territory of contemporary and alt-rock. The music flows seamlessly from one genre to another, from the familiar to the fresh. Audiences for his Kitchen Sink concert in the UIS Studio Theatre can expect to hear many of O’Riley’s interpretations of contemporary and alt-rock tunes alongside classical repertoire that will have invigorated life in his skillful hands.



Sangamon Auditorium ~ University of Illinois Springfield ~ Tickets 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960