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This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere

An online debut of exceptionally crafted pre-recorded content, coupled with musician + audience videochat.

Virtual Premiere Planetary Music

Bach to BlackNotes: Music of J.S. Bach juxtaposed with music of George Walker, Florence Price, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Margaret Bonds, and Calvin Taylor

Fri, March 4, 2022 6:00 PM, EST

Critically-acclaimed pianist Kyle Walker is a strong advocate for social justice and equality who believes music can speak to social issues better than verbal language can.

Bach to BlackNotes juxtaposes some of the most well-known and respected keyboard music of J.S. Bach with wonderful music which has unfortunately fallen through the cracks of music history. Join Kyle on this exploration in history through a different lens.

Supported by the Groupmuse Foundation and Planetary Music Movement


J.S. Bach
Prelude and fugue 16
Prelude and fugue 17
Prelude and fugue 18
-From Well-Tempered Clavier Book I

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
The Bamboula
Three-Fours Op 73 No. 2

George Walker
Piano Sonata No. 1
II. Theme and Variations

Calvin Taylor
Go Down Moses

Margaret Bonds
Troubled Water

Florence Price
Fantasie negre

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Teresa Lawson, 7 months ago

Looking forward to this music!

Mosa Tsay, 7 months ago

Please join on Zoom after the YouTube premiere video ends at around 6:45pm ET! Kyle is a remarkable speaker and thinker, so we hope you'll join the post-concert chat on Zoom with questions to get to know Kyle's journey with Bach to BlackNotes!


Dara Hankins Emcee
Teresa Lawson
Curt McNamara
Sandra Combs
Jean Humez
Cathy Wloch
Mary Doane
Daniel Colalillo Groupmuse Superhost
Cara Crosby
William Carrigan
Charlie Bermudez
Kenneth Kirschner
Priscilla Hankins