The Black Virtuoso Tradition

The Black Virtuoso Tradition

A one-of-a-kind piano event


Steven Mayer, piano
Joseph Horowitz, commentary

featuring works by Gottshalk, Joplin, Johnson, Waller, Tatum, Dvorak, Gershwin, and Ives

Thursday, March 31, 2016
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

“Piano playing at its most awesome” -- The New York Times

With commentary by
“A force in classical music today, a prophet and an agitator” -- The New York Times
Program features virtuoso piano works by ART TATUM, SCOTT JOPLIN, FATS WALLER, GEORGE GERSHWIN — and others galvanized by the music of Black America.

This concert is part of an Ives/Gershwin festival produced by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Steven Mayer will perform Ives’s “Concord” Sonata, with readings by Ives, Emerson, and Thoreau, at 2 pm on Sunday, April 3, at the Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University.

Free and open to the public. Parking at Mesa Parking Structure.

Event information: Julia Lupton,