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Dr. Carl Patrick Bolleia to Perform World Premiere of Frederic Rzewski’s

“Let It Shine,” Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, June 11

NEW YORK ( May 14, 2019) – A dedicated advocate of contemporary American music, Dr. Carl Patrick Bolleia—an artist on Si-Yo Music Society Foundation’s roster—will perform in “Music as Living Art: Featuring the World Premiere of Frederic Rzewski's ‘Let It Shine’” on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 8 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Making his solo recital debut, Dr. Bolleia will also play selections from Rzewski’s canonical masterwork “North American Ballads.” 


Bolleia, who will perform on piano and harpsichord, expressed his excitement for premiering this work by the revolutionary composer: “It's in his music that I was able to discover my own American voice as a pianist.


“The thread that I want to follow is a thread of spontaneity and improvisation,” he continues. “This music was living; it was breathing. It's not to be presented as a museum piece or as an artifact—it's still alive today.”


Tickets—$30 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors—are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website,


Bolleia has commissioned/premiered the works of—and/or collaborated with—composers including Robert Livingston Aldridge and Whitney George. He is an adjunct professor of piano and collaborative piano at William Paterson University, and a lecturer of music at Rutgers University. He has performed as a soloist, conductor and collaborative pianist at venues including Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium and Merkin Hall.



Founded in 1966, Si-Yo Music Society Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to inspiring a global community with classical music. Music lovers around the world have enjoyed Si-Yo Artist™ concerts, educational and community outreach events, festivals and instrument exhibitions in the United States, Asia and Italy. For more information visit