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Phelps plays Rzewski on New Lens

 Frederic Rzewski and the New Lens logo
Frederic Rzewksi
 Pianist Matt Phelps
Matthew Phelps, piano

The fifth season of New Lens kicks off Sunday June 11th with a truly monumental work by Frederic Rzewski. Pianist Matt Phelps (yes, husband to our very own Colleen Phelps!) brings the rarely performed "The People United Will Never Be Deafeated!" a set of 36 variations on the Chilean protest song "¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!" by Sergio Ortega and Quilapayún. The original song was written in 1970 as a unifying anthem to the working-class who elected Salvador Allende to the presidency.

New Lens is free and ticketless, but if you're a member of LPM, you can reserve a seat by contacting Membership at (502) 814-6565 or email membership@lpm.org. Doors open at 6:30pm, but come early grab a drink and/or dinner at Proof on Main, and check out the current artwork on display.

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Daniel Gilliam is Program Director for LPM Classical. Email Daniel at dgilliam@lpm.org.