Hailed as “new music’s torchbearer” by The New York Times, pianist Blair McMillen performs works of the 20th and 21st centuries with care, deep understanding, and a brilliant technical skill.

Tomorrow night, McMillen leads a Composers Forum and performs his acclaimed “No Holds Barred” program at Stetson University. (“No Holds Barred” includes works by George Crumb, Annie Gosfield, John Cage, David Rakowski, and Don Byron’s Pulitzer-Prize-finalist work, 7 Etudes for Piano; watch McMillen perform the work below.)

Looking forward, McMillen tours Brazil in May 2015, with activities including:

– solo recitals in Porto Alegre, Brasília, and São Paulo
– master classes at universities in each of those three cities
– an artistic ambassadorship in the state of Paraíba, featuring a performance residency with PRIMA, a program using music as a tool to – achieve social inclusion and offer opportunities to local children and adolescents
– and an additional master class at the renowned EMESP Tom Jobim, a social project for young musicians in São Paulo.

Earlier this year, McMillen performed recitals for Tuesday’s Music Live in Georgia, at Florida State University, for a return to St. Lawrence University, and at Onodaga Community College.

For the moment, watch McMillen perform Don Byron’s Seven Etudes (for vocalizing pianist)join him on Facebook, and browse audio links and 15/16 programs on his Ariel artist profile page.

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Posted on March 26th, 2015 by Emily Motherwell

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