Rzewski at a Fish Market

Under the category of “Only in Pittsburgh” I’ve received word that Frederic Rzewski will be playing his epic The People United Will Never Be Defeated! at Wholey’s, the famous fish market in the Strip.  The performance will take place at 2pm this Saturday, April 18, in the upstairs dining room.  The performance is free.  What this means is that you can get enjoy the best fish sandwich anywhere while listening to one of the finest composer-pianists out there.  Mind the model railroad running above your head as you make your way up the stairs!

I’ve written previously about Rzewski’s performance at the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music here.  I expect Saturday’s Wholey’s performance will have added layers of meaning given the location.

Sneak preview the event from this live performance: