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This groupmuse happened on Saturday, November 4, at 3:00 PM PDT.

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

Bach to the Future: Classical-Modern Piano Mashup!

Bach to the Future: Classical-Modern Piano Mashup!

Civic Center North, SF

Sat, November 4, 2017 3:00 PM, PDT

Capacity
11 of 45 spots still available
No COVID-19 restrictions
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Age limit
All guests must be 21
Indoors
No bathroom at this event
ADA access
Accessible

Host

Pianist-composer Sam Post (commissioned last year by our very own San Francisco Symphony, http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2016-2017/Chamber-Feb-19.aspx) returns to the Bay Area with a program pairing highlights from his new ragtime recording with Preludes and Fugues by Bach.

Sam is no stranger to Bach: he performed the entire Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 as a high-schooler and has also recorded the Goldberg Variations (see this review from the Washington Post):
http://wapo.st/2ylH4EZ

Not surprisingly his own compositions are heavily influenced by Bach's, and he'll be telling us how his pieces, even in a genre as far-flung as ragtime, bear the indelible mark of the master.

Learn more about Sam here:
http://www.samueljpost.com/dizzy-days-album.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQUlikB-rvg

What's the music?

Sam Post Pianist/Composer

William Bolcom: Raggin' Rudi

Bach & ragtime contrast in contrast: counterpoint, syncopation, and form
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F# major from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1
Post: Leapfrog Rag

Bach & ragtime in harmony: instability and anticipation
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C# major (WTC book 1)
Post: Mournful Rag
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C major (WTC book 1)
Prelude and Fugue in C minor (WTC book 1)
Post: Ladybug Rag

BREAK

Improvisation and experimentation
William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag

Post-past, present and future:
Improvisation & Fugue on Over the Rainbow
Elliptical Blues
Efficiency Rag-Fantasy
Dizzy Days

Location

Exact address sent to approved attendees via email.

Comments

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Sam P., about 6 years ago

Thanks everyone for coming! You were a great and welcoming audience and it was a real pleasure to play. I hope to see you again in December :)


Deveda, about 6 years ago

Hi Sam,
You are a fine ragtime composer. Loved your concert and look forward to hearing you again. Deveda and Ernest--Los Altos Hills


Attendees

Jeewon J.
Flora E.
+1
Matt Y.
+1
Laura Post E.
+1
Charles D.
Nikki S.
Ian F.
Jonathan F.
Eli L.
+1
Mimi D.
+1
David D.
Nicole R.
Daniel H.
+1
Jialu C.
Mike O.
Michael B.
+1
Jaime G.
+1
Katy E.
+1
Joseph S.
Dan C.
Clark Z.
+1
Deveda
Remington W.
Arkadiy Y.