On April 1, 2017, Richard Dowling performed The Complete Piano Works
of Scott Joplin in two consecutive sold-out 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 took
place exactly 100 years to the day that Scott Joplin died in New York.
Mr. Dowling performed 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 and a special Joplin encore on the 7:00 PM recital.)
Tickets were available on Carnegie Hall's website or by calling
CarnegieCharge (212-247-7800) for $50 & $60, along with a select group
of premier VIP seats for $100. Audience members can receive a 20%
discount when purchasing equal quantities of tickets to both recitals.
(Discount only available by phone through CarnegieCharge or in person at
Carnegie's box office, not online. Must mention code JOP25217.)
Orchestra Rows A-G: $60 per ticket (Sold Out)
Orchestra Rows H-O: $50 per ticket (Sold Out)
Balcony Row AA: $100 per ticket (Sold Out)
Balcony Row BB-EE: $50 per ticket (Sold Out)
Click here for Weill Recital Hall Seating Chart
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)