April 4, 2024, 8P / Holly Roadfeldt, piano

Few musicians balance the new opposite the old quite like American pianist Holly Roadfeldt. Recently deemed “on fire…a perfect pairing of technical prowess and innate sensitivity” (American Record Guide), “a vivid pianist” (Gramophone), and “jaw-dropping” (Mainly Piano), she frequently advocates for eclectic programming and creative pedagogical approaches. Holly has established herself as one of contemporary music’s most prolific ambassadors—to date, she has made over 150 world premieres by more than four dozen composers. Recognized by audiences and critics for both her technical facility and distinctive interpretation of music from all eras, she has appeared in venues across Canada, Europe, Asia, and over 40 U.S. states. Holly tirelessly searches for like-minded musicians who share her obsession with creating opportunities for listeners to relate to the music they hear. Best demonstrating this ethos is her three-year artistic flagship, “The Preludes Project,” which saw her premiere 65 preludes by 16 composers. This also led to Holly’s debut album, The Preludes Project. Holly, currently the Director of Keyboard Studies at Lafayette College, will be continuing her advocacy of combining recently-composed and familiar works with her newest project “North American Narratives” over the next three years. Included with this endeavor are three recording projects: Anthony J. Lanman’s Hommages, the Études of Philip Glass, and North American Narratives, which she will be recording as part of her 2024-2025 Pesky Artist-in Residency at Lafayette College.

North American Narratives // Holly Roadfeldt, piano
April 4, 2024, 8P
341 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
*Free Admission

Etude #3 (1994) by Philip Glass (b. 1937)
Towers (2018) by Shelley Washington (b. 1991)
Daffodil (2020) * by Stephanie Ann Boyd (b. 1990)
Penalty Box (2021) * by David Rakowski (b. 1958)
Illegal Use of Hands
Double Dribble
Reue (2024) * by Conrad Tilroe (b. 2002)
Windmills of Lofoten (2024) * by Owen York (b. 2003)
Hommage à Hayao Miyazaki (2017) * by Anthony J. Lanman (b. 1973)
Hommage à Hildegard of Bingen (2018) * by Anthony J. Lanman (b. 1973)
Hommage à Eddie Van Halen (2016) * by Anthony J. Lanman (b. 1973)
From Twenty-Six Preludes for Solo Piano (2014) * Kirk O’Riordan (b. 1968)
XVII. hypnotic, distant
XXV. frenetic, with energy
XXVI. gently, with sadness
Aghavni Doves   by Mary Kouyoumdjian (b. 1983) 
Or Like a…an Engine (1994) by Joan Tower (b. 1938)

*Composed for Holly Roadfeldt