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Virtual Music & Morsels: Pianist Ian Scarfe's Harvest Dances
Bring your coffee/tea & dessert, take a front row seat at your computer, and join pianist Ian Scarfe for this live recital with Q&A.
Pianist Ian Scarfe returns for another one of his "behind the music" programs, featuring discussions and live performances of classical piano music.
This month, Scarfe celebrates the harvest festival with a program of classical masterpieces inspired by folk music!
Hear how so many composers over the ages have brought to life folk song and dance, in this lively and informative program. The Norweigan composer Edvard Grieg shows his own spirited style in "The Wedding Day at Troldhaugen", a dance piece composed for his own wedding in the countryside of Norway! Bela Bartók, an enormous fan of Eastern European folk music, and one of the pioneers in the field of ethnomusicology, will be represented by his "6 Romanian Folk Dances". Spanish composer Enrique Granados composed dozens of Spanish Dances, none more famous than his "Andaluza" with its percussive effects. Other composers will make cameo appearances as well - perhaps some you might never expect!


After the concert, stay for some live Q&A to ask Ian about the music and more!

Cost: FREE.

However, PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING US TO CONTINUE THIS WONDERFUL PROGRAM. Your donation of $10-20 per concert would help make it possible. Every gift - of any amount - helps! Visit and choose designation “Adult Learning & Living” and make it in honor of “music recitals.”

A VERY SPECIAL “THANKS” to the following lead donors who, through their generosity, helped to launch this live, online program and make today's concert possible for all of our viewers: Anonymous, Marilyn Beller, Nancy Ellenbogen & Joel Lurie, Lori & Michael Ferguson, Liz & Joe Greenberg, Joan & Jim Kirsner, Susan Kolb, Carol & Duff Kurland, Susan & Mark Lachtman, Edie Pankratz, Damien Keller & James Sokol, Lorraine Voskanian

See you at the concert!

Nov 4, 2020 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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