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Music Conservatory of Westchester Presents Joshua Pierce

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Music Conservatory of Westchester Presents Joshua Pierce Performing
Michael Harrison's Revelation: Music for the Harmonically Tuned Piano -
An Experience Not To be Missed - "Jaw dropping virtuosity" Los Angeles
Times

After triumphant performances in New York and Los Angeles, Music
Conservatory of Westchester faculty member Joshua Pierce will present
the complete edition of Michael Harrison's Revelation: Music for the
Harmonically Tuned Piano at the Conservatory's Stadther Recital Hall at
216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY at 7 pm on Friday, October 21, 2005.
This performance is part of the Stars On Central series that highlights
the accomplished faculty of the Conservatory.

Pierce, internationally acclaimed and Grammy nominated pianist,
gives a 90 minute tour-de-force performance of this exciting new work.
Revelation, composed by Yonkers resident Michael Harrison, is described
as "straightforward sensuality, New Age friendliness, along with heaping
doses of old-fashioned, jaw dropping virtuosity that simply pull the
listener along" - The Los Angeles Times.  Revelation will be performed
in the acoustically designed, intimate Stadther Recital Hall, the showpiece
of the Conservatory's multi-million dollar renovation.

Tickets are $20/$15 for students & seniors. For information and tickets
call (914) 761-3900 ext. 155.

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is located at 216 Central Avenue,
across from the County Center.  The Conservatory was established in 1929.
It is dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality music education
to all interested students regardless of age, ability, ethnic origin or
means.  Grounded in its 75-year history of high quality music programming
and its commitment to community service, the Conservatory has created a
major resource for lifelong learning in the arts available to the entire
community.  For more information call (914) 761-3900 or visit
http://www.MusicConservatory.org.

About the Artists -

Grammy nominated pianist Joshua Pierce has performed in prestigious music
centers throughout the world as a soloist and with an extraordinary array
of orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonia,
Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Moscow State Philharmonic, Berlin Radio
Symphony Orchestra, and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra.  He has
recorded nearly 200 works including numerous world premieres as a soloist
and with orchestra for EMI Classics, Carlton Classics, Helicon, Koch
International Classics, MMC, Phoenix, Pro Arts, Sony Classics, Vox and
other labels.  His landmark series of recordings of John Cage's music
on the Wergo label has earned him tremendous acclaim worldwide.  His
25-year collaboration with the pianist Dorothy Jonas, as part of the
two-piano team, Pierce & Jonas, has resulted in numerous acclaimed
recordings and performances, including a command performance with the
Royal Philharmonic for England's Royal Family.  For more information,
visit http://www.jamesarts.com/pierce/index2.html.

Composer Michael Harrison is one of the world's leading composers working
with just intonation and rational number based tuning systems as applied
to the piano.  His work has been hailed as "an indisputable landmark in
Western tuning's circuitous history" (Kyle Gann, The Village Voice). 
In 1986, he created the "harmonic piano" with the ability to play up to
24 notes per octave.  As a disciple of La Monte Young, Harrison prepared
all of the specialized tunings for Young's 6-" hour historical work, The
Well-Tuned Piano.  In 1999 Harrison performed his own epic composition,
From Ancient Worlds (New Albion Records), in Rome at the "Festival 4
Pianoforti." A celebration of America's visionary composer/pianists, the
festival also featured solo performances by Philip Glass and Terry Riley.
Revelation received its world premiere in 2001 at Germany's prestigious
Klavier Festival Ruhr.  In October of the same year the work was premiered
in the U.S.  at Composers Collaborative's Solo Flights festival at Lincoln
Center.  For more information visit http://www.michaelharrison.com.

Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
Tel/Fax: 516-797-9166
Website: http://www.jamesarts.com

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