This groupmuse happened on Friday, November 17, at 7:30 PM EST.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Elite Syncopations: When Bach Meets Ragtime
In-person Concert

Elite Syncopations: When Bach Meets Ragtime

Capitol Hill

Fri, November 17, 2017 7:30 PM, EST

35 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
ADA access
Not accessible

Pianist-composer Sam Post, who has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and Renee Fleming at the Kennedy Center, will play 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:


Sam Post Pianist/Composer

Leapfrog Rag (2015)

(Bach and ragtime, together at last)

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F# Major (WTC Book 1)
Prelude and Fugue in C# Major (WTC Book 1)

Mournful Rag (2015)

(Stability, instability, and anticipation)

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor (WTC Book 1)

Ladybug Rag


(A glance back)

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C major (WTC Book 1)

Improvisation & Fugue on “Over the Rainbow” (2012)

(Classic ragtime and experimentation)

William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost (1970)

Raggin’ Rudi (1971)

(New stuff!)

Elliptical Blues (2017)
[No title yet, any ideas?] (2017)

Dizzy Days (2016)


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Sam Post, over 5 years ago

Thanks again to everyone for coming last night! Stay in touch! I streamed the vieo to my facebook. Technology!

Sherry Lane, over 5 years ago

Sam, your concert was AMAZING!! I learned so much about listening to music from you! It was so interesting to learn how Bach had influenced your music and I LOVED listening to your Ragtime pieces and your latest compositions. You are truly a gifted and talented pianist!!
Many thanks to David Roodman and his wife for for hosting such a lovely evening. This was my first time attending a Groupmuse and I really enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone. It was a very special evening. Thanks for making me feel so welcomed and I look forward to attending many more Groupmuse events in the future.


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