Concert Series Opens October 6

Taft's 2017-18 Music for a While concert series opens Friday, October 6 with a classical music performance by pianist Andrew Armstrong. The concert begins at 7 pm in Woodward Chapel. The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist Andrew Armstrong has performed a sprawling repertoire of more than 50 concertos with orchestra on the world's most celebrated stages, from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, to the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Warsaw's National Philharmonic. He has worked with renowned conductors, including Peter Oundjian, Itzhak Perlman, Günther Herbig, and Stefan Sanderling, and has appeared in solo recitals in chamber music concerts with the Elias, Alexander, American, and Manhattan String Quartets, and also as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi, Boston Chamber Music Society, Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players.

Andrew is devoted to outreach programs and playing for children. In addition to his many concerts, his performances are heard regularly on National Public Radio and WQXR, New York City's premier classical music station.

For more information about this or any concert in the Music For a While series, call the box office at 860-945-7898, or visit