This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Bach to BlackNotes
In-person Concert Planetary Music

Bach to BlackNotes

Kips Bay

Sat, October 15 7:00 PM, EDT

Reserve a spot $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse

The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.

25 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
ADA access
Kid-friendly event


Brandon Johnson Safety Guardian

Please join us for a musical evening with stellar pianist Kyle Walker.

Doors open at 7:00pm. Music begins at 7:30pm. There will be a 10-15 minute intermission in between two 20 minute sets of music.

Please note:
BYOB (Bring your own beverage), but please no red wine.
This is a no shoes space, so show off your favorite patterned socks!

Featuring Kyle Walker

A strong advocate for social equality, critically-acclaimed pianist Kyle P. Walker believes music can speak to social issues better than verbal language can, the understanding of which he brings to both traditional Western repertoire and that of the living world-wide composers with whom he collaborates.

Walker was featured in residency alongside Boston-based ensemble Castle of our Skins at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, to create four short videos exploring this repertoire. The online series of free, digital programs explores the ways some Black American composers have found inspiration in the rich tradition of spirituals. He is also featured in virtual performances with Fort Worth Opera, Illinois State University, Resolve to Save Lives , and a special Groupmuse presentation of American slave “Blind Tom” Wiggins. Walker has also been featured on WNYC, WQXR, NPR, and UNC-TV.

Recent performances include his debut solo recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, The Tantaloona Cave of Australia, and the Lied Center of Kansas. Kyle is a founding member and pianist of The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra which supports NYC-based civil rights and community organizations through concerts and presentations. As an arts activist and educator, he has presented residencies at various institutions such as The University of Dayton, The University of Virginia, and the Music Educators workshop of Carnegie Hall. Kyle performs with the group Sanctuary Project NYC. The ensemble composed of classically trained musicians and dancers, creates original productions through a collaborative rehearsal process, centered around structured improvisation.

He is currently virtually touring a solo performance project entitled Bach to BlackNotes, which features the music of J.S. Bach juxtaposed with music of neglected composers, who speak to issues of oppression and inequality. See and hear more of Kyle Walker’s musicianship on Instagram @klassicalkyle and at


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