A grand concert at Freethought Hall

lassical pianist Jarred Dunn made use of the Diane Uhl Steinway grand piano in the Charlie Brooks Auditorium at FFRF’s Freethought Hall in Madison, Wis., performing a concert and live recording April 10. The international, award-winning pianist played Chopin and Debussy selections. Winner of the 2018 Lithuanian International Chopin Competition, Dunn has been a pianist for 26 of his 29 years. He has performed worldwide. His interpretations have been hailed as “evocative and mystical” and “technically perfect.”
He has a forthcoming book, The Piano Matters (Yale University Press) with David Duval. He is a double graduate of the University of Toronto and studied at The Juilliard School. He completed his Master of Music degree and post-graduate diploma in piano at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.
Dunn, left, stands with FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor prior to the recording of his concert performance. “It was divine to have our Steinway played by a virtuoso with the most exquisite touch,” Gaylor said. “Exactly how Chopin ought to be played — he would have approved, too.”
Dunn was interviewed this year on FFRF’s Freethought Radio, where he spoke about his migration from his parents’ cult-like religion into the refuge of music and atheism. Go to ffrf.org/radio and scroll to Jan. 11, 2018.
Also watch Dunn’s interview on FFRF’s “Freethought Matters” TV show on FFRF’s YouTube channel.