Improvisational piano music based in the classical tradition, but edging into folk, ethnic, jazz, and new age, as the occasion warrants . . . sample programs include: "Scenes From Childhood," a performance of Schumann's famous work followed by on-the-spot improvisations based on audience titles drawn from a hat; "Meditations for a New Year's Day," a multi-cultural interfaith exploration of winter holiday music composed in the shape of a labyrinth (from an album of the same name); "The Return of Desire: Improvisations," duet explorations with cellist David Darling (from the album of the same name); "Songs of Love, Freedom, and Nature," medleys of songs ranging from medieval cuckoo music to Civil War Songs to spirituals to Native American music and Yiddish theatre songs; collaborations in the jazz/pop/folk tradition with singer Nanette Perrotte; educational programs with audience participation, exploring classical musical forms and styles from Mozart to Charles Ives. . . available to create an improvisational or participatory program to your specifications. Long experience working with both children and adults.
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