Preeminent Bandleader, Pianist Peter Duchin, Tony-Award Winning Playwright John Guare, Speak About Six Degrees Of Connection To NYC Communities With Shared Connection To CitizensNYC

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Peter Duchin: six degrees of connection to NYC communities

One of the preeminent bandleaders and pianists in America. A living landmark. A true New Yorker for New York. These are just a few of the ways people have described Peter Duchin, whose music has filled the air at state dinners and inaugural balls, charity galas, and notable social events over the last six decades.

In 1962, Peter formed his first professional band, which played the St. Regis Hotel in midtown New York City. Both his music and story have become woven into the fabric of New York City, reflecting the beauty, tenacity, and spirit of what the city is made of.

Peter recently sat down with Tony-award winning playwright John Guare to speak about their shared connection to CitizensNYC, how John’s play “Six Degrees of Separation” is tied to CitizensNYC founder Osborn ‘Oz’ Elliott, and the inspiration they get from the grassroots community groups creating change across New York City.

A luminary of the arts, Peter has also played a leadership role in supporting New York City communities through his involvement in distinguished institutions such as the American Ballet Theatre, Carnegie Hall, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has also been a Citizens Committee for New York City Board Member for more than four decades.


See the interview here
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Banner Image: Peter Duchin and John Guare. Image Credit – CitizensNYC


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