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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!
Civic Center North, SF
Sat, November 4, 2017 3:00 PM, PDT
- 11 of 45 spots still available
- No COVID-19 restrictions
- Bring your own drinks
- All guests must be 21
- No bathroom at this event
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):
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.
What's the music?
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
Improvisation and experimentation
William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag
Post-past, present and future:
Improvisation & Fugue on Over the Rainbow
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