Planetary Music

Bach to BlackNotes

Kips Bay

Sat, October 15, 2022 7:00 PM, EDT

0 of 25 spots available
Vaccine policy
COVID vaccination required (honor system)
Testing policy
COVID testing not required
This is an indoor event
Mask policy
Masks are not required
Greeter checks
Greeter will confirm safety precautions
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible
Kid-friendly event

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


Brandon J. Superhost

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

What's the music?

Rameau: Gavotte et six Doubles
Irene Britton Smith: Passacaglia in C# minor
Beethoven: God Save the King Variations
Price: Fantasie Negre No. 1
Coleridge Taylor: Three-Fours Op 73 (6 mvmts)

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