William Fitzsimmons Plays Skirball, April 16


NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present William Fitzsimmons in concert on Wednesday, April 16 in a special performance connecting to the rich folk tradition of Greenwich Village. Equal parts songwriter and psychotherapist, Fitzsimmons is known for creating music that uniquely melds universality and autobiography in a style that ranges from the stark and acoustic to the voluminous and electronic. Since 2005, Fitzsimmons has written, performed, produced and engineered three full-length albums, each themed and embossed with matters of family history, intimate disclosure, and bold confession.

Skirball presents William Fitzsimmons

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present William Fitzsimmons in concert on Wednesday, April 16 in a special performance connecting to the rich folk tradition of Greenwich Village.

Equal parts songwriter and psychotherapist, Fitzsimmons is known for creating music that uniquely melds universality and autobiography in a style that ranges from the stark and acoustic to the voluminous and electronic. Since 2005, Fitzsimmons has written, performed, produced and engineered three full-length albums, each themed and embossed with matters of family history, intimate disclosure, and bold confession.

Originally from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Fitzsimmons was born the youngest child of two blind parents, both of whom were recreational musicians. He plays a wide variety of instrument, many self-taught, including the piano, trombone, banjo, mandolin, guitar and ukulele. Fitzsimmons received his masters in counseling and worked as a psychotherapist for several years before turning to songwriting. His most famous works include Passion Play and Please Don’t Go, which were featured on the ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy. His most recent album, Lions, was released in February of this year.

The performance begins at 7:30pm at NYU Skirball for the Performing Arts, located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. Tickets are available for $25-$36 at www.nyuskirball.org. Photography available at: http://bit.ly/1hg1ET2

About NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by executive producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and executive director Michael Harrington, the programs of NYU Skirball reflect NYU's mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. A vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. For more information, please visit www.nyuskirball.org.

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