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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

11 of 45 spots still available
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Age limit
All guests must be 21
Toilet with a slash through it
No bathroom at this event
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible

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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.


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.

Learn more about Sam here:

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


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


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