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

This is an Indoor Groupmuse.

A live, in-person performance in a host's living room or another intimate venue.

Bach to the Future: Classical-Modern Piano Mashup!
Indoor Concert

Bach to the Future: Classical-Modern Piano Mashup!

Civic Center North, SF

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

Capacity
45 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Age limit
All guests must be 21
ADA access
Accessible

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

Program

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

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Comments

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Sam Post, almost 4 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 and Ernest Littauer, almost 4 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


Host

Attendees

Arkadiy
Remington Wong
Deveda and Ernest Littauer
Clark Zhang
Dan Curtin
Joseph Stillwell
Katy Elkin
Jaime George
Michael Biehl
Mike O'Donnell
Jialu Chen
Daniel Hegeman
Nicole Ross
David DeAngelis
Mimi Delin
Eli Luberoff
Jonathan Ferrugia
Ian Foraker
Nikki Stoddart
Charles de Bourcy
Laura Post Eisen
Matt Yang
Flora Elena Mendoza
Jeewon Jung