On April 1, 2017 pianist Richard Dowling will perform The Complete Piano
Works of Scott Joplin in two consecutive recitals at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM in
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Mr. Dowling is the first pianist to perform the complete cycle of Joplin's 53
published piano works in public.
Notably, these historic twin recitals will take place exactly 100 years to the
day that Scott Joplin died in New York City.
Mr. Dowling will offer a variety of rags, waltzes, marches and cakewalks on
each of his two programs. (27 works on the 2:00 PM recital followed by 26
works on the 7:00 PM recital.)
Starting October 1, 2016 tickets will be available on Carnegie Hall's website
or CarnegieCharge (212-247-7800) for $50 & $60, along with a select
group of premier VIP seats for $100. Audience members will receive a 20%
discount when purchasing tickets to both recitals. (Discount only available
by phone through CarnegieCharge or in person at Carnegie's box office,
Scott Joplin's grave marker at St. Michael's Cemetery in Queens, NY. Recent
research by Joplin scholar Dr. Edward Berlin indicates that Joplin was most likely
born in Texas in 1867, not 1868. Joplin died in New York City on April 1, 1917.
Richard Dowling provides entertaining anecdotes prior to a recent performance at
Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. (Photo courtesy of Neal Siegal)
Pianist Richard Dowling performs excerpts of Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer
during the annual Scott Joplin Concert held outdoors at St. Michael's Cemetery
where Joplin is buried. (Queens, NY - May 2008)
|Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York