Sean Friar

Ensemble Klang

Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm

$25 ($20 with SONiCPass)

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Growing up in Los Angeles, Sean Friar’s first musical love was rock and blues piano improv. His music today keeps in touch with the energy and directness of those roots, now along with an expansive classical sensibility that is “refreshingly new and solidly mature… and doesn’t take on airs, but instead takes joy in the process of discovery [and] in the continual experience of suspense and surprise…” (Slate Magazine). He is an Honorific Fellow at Princeton University, and graduated from the UCLA.

Performers of Friar’s music include the American Composers Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic Scharoun Ensemble, So Percussion, Ensemble Klang, Darmstadt Staatsorchester, Orkest de Ereprijs, and Psappha. Festivals featuring his music include Aspen, Apeldoorn, Bang on a Can, Bowdoin, GAUDEAMUS, Norfolk, and Nuovi Spazi Musicali. In 2011, he had two works premiered at Carnegie Hall, including Clunker Concerto, his junk car concerto for percussion quartet and orchestra.

Mr. Friar has received numerous awards and commissions and his music is available on New Amsterdam Records and Darling Records.