Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Roy F. Eaton Plays Works of Scott Joplin & William Grant Still in Carmel Feb. 13

[24/7+7 The complete preludes of Chopin, Gershwin and Still; Roy F. Eaton, piano; Summit Records 318 (2002)]

February 2, 2009 
Veteran keyboard artist Roy Eaton will perform a solo concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel. Eaton’s program, 'Quantum of Preludes,' will include piano preludes by Bach, Chopin, Gershwin and William Grant Still. In addition, the program will include several Scott Joplin keyboard classics.” “For information and reservations, call 649-8827.”

“Roy Eaton first performed in Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 17, 1937 as a Gold Medalist in a competition sponsored by the Music Education League of New York. Winner of the first Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in June 1950, he made his American debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Chopin's F minor Concerto under George Schick in 1951.” [Full Post]  [Scott Joplin and William Grant Still are profiled at AfriClassical.com]

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