Arts Series Continues with O’Riley’s Out of My Hands

Created: October 17, 2014
Last Updated: July 10, 2020

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WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 16, 2014) –Acclaimed American pianist Christopher O’Riley will bring the music of R.E.M., Pink Floyd, Radiohead and other unique acts to the Olin Fine Arts Center stage Oct. 29 in the next installment of the Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Arts Series.

O’Riley’s performance, “Out of My Hands,” is at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Theatre. Tickets are required, and can be reserved by contacting Olin Box Office at 724-223-OLIN (6546).

In “Out of My Hands,” O’Riley dives into repertoire from R.E.M., Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Bad Plus, The Smiths, and Tears for Fears, as well as material from Radiohead and Elliott Smith, in a storm of music heralded by Rolling Stone for its “unblinking virtuosity.”

As host of the popular NPR music program From the Top, an independent, non-profit organization that serves as a showcase for exceptionally talented young musicians, O’Riley is well-known for his eloquent and compelling musings on music and popular culture.

He is recognized as one of the leading American pianists of his generation, touring extensively as a recitalist and chamber musician and appearing with every major orchestra.

Individual tickets for all Arts Series events are $12 for general admission; $10 for senior citizens over 60 years of age, W&J alumni and non-W&J students; and $7 for children 12 years of age and under.

For more information, see Christopher O’Riley’s website.

*The Olin Box Office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and all day on the day of a show. Olin Fine Arts Center and the Box Office are located at 285 East Wheeling Street in Washington, Pa. 15301, and can be reached at 724-223-6546.

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