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William O
Saturday December 22, 2018: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB
William O
William Ögmundson is an award winning and EMMY-nominated composer and lyricist, and a classically-trained solo pianist.

William began performing at the age of 5, and went on to win numerous piano competitions. He was selected to be the featured pianist for the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra on four separate occasions. William has performed at venues throughout North America and Europe including the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where he was honored to have been the organist for a Sunday morning mass. He has recorded six CDs and his music is played on numerous radio stations, including Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, Enlightened Piano Radio, One World Music Radio, Contemplative Classical and more.

As a EMMY-nominated composer and lyricist, William has written numerous musical scores for the stage as well as for television. William co-wrote with Tomie dePaola a lullaby as companion for his beloved children's story character, Strega Nona, The Magic of Strega Nona. "Pollyanna", a musical that he wrote with Trish Lindberg was published in 2011 by Dramatic Publishing. William has also composed numerous choral anthems as well as his own original songs appearing on his albums.

William has been nominated numerous times for the New Hampshire Theater Award - Best Music Direction, including for the production of his original work (with Tom Dunn of Alchemist's Workshop), "Georgia O'Keeffe Paints Paradise", which was performed Off off Broadway at the Jewel Box Theatre in 2017, and won first place in the International Theatre Festival for Best Lyrics. His most recent project is the musical "Kindness and Cruelty", which premiered Off Broadway in New York at the Hudson Guild Theatre in February 2018, and was nominated for Best Score in the New York Theatre Festival. His latest solo piano album "Simple Gifts" became available in August 2018. ​

William resides in New London, New Hampshire with his wife and three children.
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