Julian Gargiulo brings his “Piano Conversations” to Las Cruces

Jan 30, 2015

Pianist Julian Gargiulo

 Julian Gargiulo calls his concerts “Piano Conversations” because in addition to playing music, he picks up the microphone and verbally interacts with the audience, sometimes bringing them up to the stage and always entertaining them. “You should come expecting to have a good time and to be interacting with everything that is going on,” Gargiulo says in this phone interview with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin, while he was in an airport between flights. His performances have been called “somewhere between a lecture recital and Saturday Night Live.” Gargiulo will perform at the Atkinson Recital Hall on Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m., in a concert sponsored by the Music Business program at New Mexico State University.