poster for Holly Roadfeldt's Metropolitan IdentitiesNEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA COMPOSERS FOCUS OF PROGRAM

The University at Albany Department of Music is pleased to present guest artist Holly Roadfeldt in Metropolitan Identities, a solo piano performance of works by New York and Philadelphia contemporary composers, on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:30pm at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus.  The program includes selections by Christopher Cresswell, Lowell Liebermann, Charles Peck, Joan Tower and George Crumb.

Holly Roadfeldt made her orchestral debut with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13. She is an active solo pianist and chamber musician performing standard and eclectic recital programs in the United States, Europe and Asia.  A dedicated performer of contemporary music, Roadfeldt has premiered over 70 solo and chamber works.  As a chamber musician, Holly has performed with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Colorado Orchestra and the Utah Symphony as well as with concert artists Alexa Still, Bonita Boyd and Marcia Baldwin. She is also co-founder of the contemporary piano duo, duoARtia, which was formed with Jeri-Mae Astolfi in 2012.

Roadfeldt’s concerts this season include appearances at Kent State University, Lafayette College, Westminster College, Youngstown State University, Gustavus Adolphus College, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Viterbo University and the University of Minnesota.

Her live recordings can be heard on the Kosei Publishing (Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue) and the Composers Union of Armenia (music by Gor Hovhannisyan) labels. Additionally, she recorded the music (solo and chamber) for Kirk O’Riordan’s Strange Flowers CD, which was released on November 19th, 2013 by Parma Records.

Roadfeldt currently teaches at Lafayette College, has a private studio in New York City and serves as master piano faculty with distinction at The Music School of Delaware. Previously, she taught at the University of Delaware, Susquehanna University, Gettysburg College, the University of Colorado-Boulder and Indiana University.

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $4 for students, seniors & UAlbany faculty/staff and may be purchased through the Performing Arts Center Box Office.  For further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997..