Pianist featured in chamber concert at Pequot Library
"Simon Mulligan is an elegant and personable young pianist who will close our season with style," Russell Platt, the series curator, New Yorker music editor, said in a statement. "Before it was too late, I wanted to wrap things up with music by the 2010-11 season's two birthday boys, Frederic Chopin and Samuel Barber (in observance of the bicentennial and centennial, respectively), two of the greatest composers for the keyboard and two who shared a profoundly lyrical conception of music."
British native Mulligan made his debut at age 19 in London's Barbican Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Described by The Times of London as "the most abundantly gifted of pianists," Mulligan performs and records as a soloist and chamber musician. He is also a devotee of contemporary music, as well as a composer and arranger, writing for film, television and his own jazz quartet.
Tickets, at $25, are available online or by phone. Tickets at $10 are available for college students in addition to $5 tickets for children 18 years old and younger. Call 203-222-7070 or go to the website, www.westportartscenter.org.