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Sixth & I

CANCELED: Terry Riley & Gyan Riley

May 9, 2020 • 8:00 pm ET
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 Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, this event has been canceled. All ticket buyers will receive a full refund in the next 5-10 business days. Please contact Sasha Fried-Snoad with questions or concerns. 

Hailed figuratively as the “Father of Minimalism,” the revered composer and multi-instrumentalist Terry Riley is the literal father of electric and acoustic guitarist Gyan, whom The New Yorker has praised as “a one-man American-music machine, amicably ranging across the fields of jazz, world music, and post-minimalism.” In their duo performances, the elder Riley contributes his own robust eclecticism, delving into classical minimalism, jazz, Indian ragas, and other musical currents on acoustic piano, electronic keyboards, and vocals. The result is a “series of joyously ramshackle improvisations…like Bach doing bebop” (Guardian).

 This performance is made possible in part through the generous support of Gordon and Lisa Rush. Washington Performing Arts performances at Sixth & I are made possible in part through the generous support of the Galena-Yorktown Foundation.

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