Who: Fred Hersch Trio, led by jazz pianist Fred Hersch

When: Wednesday, April 18

          7:00 p.m. Pre-concert talk with jazz pianist Fred Hersch, moderated by Prof. Skip Wilkins

          8:00 p.m. Concert

Where: Williams Center for the Arts

What: A theme emerges from any study of Fred Hersch's "shimmering pianism" (Chicago Tribune): balance. Hushed and bouyant, meticulous and playful, delicate and eruptive, Hersch plays with unbounded imagination. His storied career is punctuated with remarkable pairings (Charlie Haden, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Joe Lovano, Audra McDonald, and Kurt Elling, to name a few), and his trio work consistently draws such raves as "the players combine so effortlessly and gracefully that the music achieves a truly rare apotheosis" (Hot House Magazine). The Williams Center provides the perfect setting for an intimate, exuberant communion.

How: Tickets, free for Lafayette students; $6 other students and youth; $5.00 Lafayette faculty and staff; $27 general public.  Available at the Williams Center for the Arts' ticket office, open weekdays 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.; by phone at (610) 330 5009; and online at williamscenter.lafayette.edu

Contact Information

Hollis Ashby