Sam Post

pianist, composer

Washington, D.C.
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Sam Post

pianist, composer

About

I love to play the classics, but for the last ten years or so, I've been composing more and more of the music I perform. My music isn't what most people think of when they think modern classical; it's more traditional in style, leaning heavily on Baroque styles especially, but rhythmically very different. The best music, for me, is easy to appreciate, but still well-worthy of hearing over and over, of digging into, of challenging us to think about what we really appreciate in music, and in life.

To that end, I think Groupmuse is a great idea, and it's another medium to think about what we value in the traditions of so-called classical music, and what we want to change.

In spreading the gospel of this tradition and the music I love, I always like to make my recitals more interactive than usual. This involves a fair amount of demonstrating, talking, and participation from my audiences.

Music

Post: almost everything! I've written over 50 piano pieces

Kapustin: Etudes, op. 40

Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Shostakovich, etc.

Videos

Ensemble profiles

Past groupmuses (45)

  • Massivemuse

    The Lyceum: Massive at the Museum

    Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Old Town, Alexandria
    • Price: $20 tickets ($15 for Supermusers)

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Cabin concerts presents local pianist and composer Sam Post!

    Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Takoma Park
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Bach (and more) in Bethesda

    Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: west bethesda park
    • Composers: Bach and more
    • Instruments: piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Cello & Piano from Beethoven to Today

    Friday, Oct 12, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
    • Composers: Beethoven, Schumann, Tsintsadze, Post
    • Instruments: Piano & Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Thursday night groupmuse on August 16

    Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
    • Composers: Post, Bach, Kapustin
    • Instruments: piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Kassia Groupmuse on Capitol Hill

    Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Washington
    • Composers: Mozart, Post
    • Instruments: clarinet + string quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Garden House on Cathedral Groupmuse

    Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Woodley Park
    • Composers: Bach, Kapustin, Post, Bolcom
    • Instruments: piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Classical and Contemporary on Capitol Hill

    Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Northeast Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Milhaud, Vallandingham
    • Instruments: Pianist/Composer
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • MUSE in teahouse #12

    Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 8:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Gowanus
    • Composers: Bach
    • Instruments: piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Elite Syncopations: When Bach Meets Ragtime

    Friday, Nov 17, 2017 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
    • Composers: Bach
    • Instruments: Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Bach to the Future: Classical-Modern Piano Mashup!

    Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 3:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Civic Center North, SF
    • Composers: Bach, Bolcom
    • Instruments: piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Bernard Vallandingham String Quartet with Kassia Music

    Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 4:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Wood Acres, Bethesda
    • Composers: Nielsen
    • Instruments: string quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Piano Rags, Old and New (& More)

    Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington, DC
    • Composers: Bach, Joplin, Post
    • Instruments: Pianist/Composer
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Orange House Music

    Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 3:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Bradmoor, Bethesda
    • Composers: Dvorak, Post
    • Instruments: Piano, Violin
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • Family Friendly in Forest Hills

    Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Dvorak, Post
    • Instruments: Piano, Violin
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • Boh Knows Groupmuse

    Friday, Jun 30, 2017 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Canton/Brewers Hill
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • String Quartet Havdalah

    Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 8:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Northwest Washington
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 7 years ago

  • Sam Post's West Coast Tour feat. Raushan Akhmedyarova and James Jaffe

    Friday, Feb 17, 2017 8:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cole Valley, SF
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • Ditmas Parlor

    Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 2:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Prospect Park South
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • Cello and piano in Newton

    Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Waban
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago