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    Virtual Virtuosos’ Informance Set for April 9

    Acclaimed musicians, Peter and Will Anderson will discuss the band and choir pieces they composed for the University’s World Premiere Concert at a Facebook Live “Informance” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. The event can be seen at facebook.com/peterandwillanderson/live/.
    April 7, 2020

    Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present a Facebook Live virtual event with “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” as described by The New York Times. Peter and Will Anderson will perform during the April 9 “Informance.” The identical twins will also discuss the band and choir pieces they composed for the University’s World Premiere Concert. The event will include a a live question and answer segment. The “Informance” begins at 7 p.m. and can be seen at facebook.com/peterandwillanderson/live/.

    The University’s 37th Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert, which will feature the Andersons’ original compositions for band and choir, has been postponed until the fall.

    Washington, D.C., natives and graduates of The Juilliard School, the Andersons have performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis and Frank Vignola. In addition, they can be heard performing with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” and are members of Kyle Athayde Dance Party.

    The Andersons have performed at a number of prestigious venues throughout the country and abroad, including Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Blues Alley, Birdland and on public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” They have been featured six times in New York City’s famed Highlights in Jazz series, and are the recipients of a Drama Desk nomination and a Bistro Award.

    The brothers have released several albums, among them “Correspondence,” which Vanity Fair named one of its “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz,” and “Déjà Vu,” which JazzTimes called “a burner that reveals the band’s cohesiveness and spirit.”

    For further information about the Facebook Live event, visit scranton.edu/music, email music@scranton.edu or call 570-941-7624.

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