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"Forty Fingers" at Xavier University November 16

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Forty Fingers is comprised of four of our region’s finest jazz pianists who share one stage with two concert grand pianos. They spontaneously and playfully improvise renditions from the Great American Songbook in a constantly changing format: two pianos, solo piano, piano trio (with bass and drums) and everyone together! You will hear four very personal approaches to the music and witness joyous creative communication happen in the moment!

VIDEO: Mayerson Master Artists Series: Christopher O'Riley

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pianist and host of NPR's, "From the Top", Christopher O'Riley presented a master class at the School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 29, 2014. SCPA 7th grader, Adanya Stephens, performed Schubert's "Impromptu Op.90 No. 4" in this excerpt that includes Chris' comments. The master class was part of the Mayerson Master Artists Series.

O'Riley enraptures

Thursday, October 2, 2014

O'Riley is known to the public not only as a piano recitalist, but also as the host of popular classical radio show, "From the Top," which introduces new Classical music performers. The show has been going on for 15 years and currently reaches audiences through more than 200 radio stations every week.

Listen to Christopher O'Riley interview from WVXU

Monday, September 22, 2014

He’s a well-respected classical pianist and the host of NPR’s From the Top, heard locally Saturday mornings at 9am on 90.9 WGUC. Christopher O’Riley joined David Lewis to discuss his long-running radio program and preview his September 28 performance as part of the Xavier University Music Series.

A Classic Change: Moving the Music Series in a New Direction

Friday, September 19, 2014

Almost from birth, Polina Bespalko’s life has been filled with music. Records of the great classicists spun endlessly in her Russian home. Her first piano lessons began before she was old enough to count all 88 keys.

Christopher O'Riley Masterclass 9/29 at SCPA

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Christopher O’Riley is the host of “From the Top”, a popular radio show that showcases young talent. He will be at SCPA on September 29 after his concert opening the Xavier Music Series on September 28.

Harmony, Sadness and Conversation. An Interview with Christopher O"Riley

Friday, August 29, 2014

Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances, the pianist Christopher O’Riley is known to millions as the host of NPR’s From the Top. Now in his fifteenth year on air, O’Riley introduces the next generation of classical-music stars to almost a million listeners each week. He performs around the world and has garnered widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences.

Xavier's 3 music series add glamour

Monday, August 18, 2014

Polina Bespalko is challenging stuffy perceptions about classical music in her second season as coordinator of Xavier University's Music Series. She's starting by introducing young artists who are putting the glamour back into classical music.

Piano series will use social media, collaboration to lure audiences

Monday, September 16, 2013

The new organizers of the Xavier Piano Series – and the accompanying Guitar and Swing Series – hope to increase visibility by collaborating with other arts groups, using social media and by improving the experience for concert-goers and artists alike.

Upcoming Events

  • Classical Guitar: Berta Rojas

    Sunday, November 9
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Swing: "Forty Fingers" - Phil DeGreg & Friends

    Sunday, November 16
    3:00 PM

  • Classical Piano: Awadagin Pratt

    Sunday, January 11
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Swing: Bone Voyage Jazz Band

    Sunday, January 18
    3:00 PM

  • Classical Guitar: Judicaël Perroy

    Sunday, January 25
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Classical Piano: Bruce Brubaker

    Sunday, February 8
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Classical Guitar: Marcin Dylla

    Sunday, March 1
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Classical Piano: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

    Sunday, March 8
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Swing: Banu Gibson Jazz Band

    Sunday, March 22
    3:00 PM

  • Classical Piano: Stephen Hough

    Monday, March 30
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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