WIPAC Fall Piano Concert Series Part II
Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 1:30pm
About the Artist
Pianist Francis Conlon, pianist, teacher, concert organizer, and director of several DC arts and religious organizations, has performed widely in the Washington, D.C. area, throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe, Japan, and India. He has played at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Gardner Museum in Boston, Robin Hood Dell in Philadelphia, and locally at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery, the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, Dumbarton Oaks, Schlessinger Hall, and Wolf Trap Farm Park. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony, the Georgetown Symphony, the Washington Chamber Orchestra, the Washington Camerata, the Amadeus Orchestra, the Catholic University Orchestra, and the George Washington University Orchestra. He has also performed with many local chamber groups and has partnered with countless soloists.
Mr. Conlon has taught piano at George Washington University, Catholic University School of Music, George Mason University School of Music, Georgetown University, Ellington School of the Arts, Levine School of Music, and Sidwell Friends School. He has presented many series of lectures at the Smithsonian Institution's Campus-on-the-Mall, and he has served as Artist-inResidence for the D.C. Public School System, and he has conducted operatic productions at George Washington University, Catholic University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Olney Theater, and for the In-Series. In addition to all the above, he has served as Director of the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation for six years and as the President of the Growing Together Tutoring Service for many years, and has been named an honorary member of the National Society of Arts and Letters and of the Friday Morning Music Club, and Friend of Music of the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity.