Concerts Featuring the Compositions of Scott Joplin


Scott Joplin Online Centennial Concerts

Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a Scott Joplin Centennial concert incorporating pieces from the Piano Works Archive using a Disklavier or other playback system. Our intention is to make it easier to fill up a program by combining whatever performances you can arrange by pianists from area with recordings made by pianists presenting a variety of approaches.


October 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m.: Joplin Online Centennial Concert, Boston University, hosted by Victor Cayres.

Victor Cayres, Haeshin Shin, Joshua Rifkin, Gila Goldstein, William Ward, Jan Tao Yu (missing Konstantinos Papadakis)

Victor Cayres, Haeshin Shin, Joshua Rifkin, Gila Goldstein, William Ward, Jan Tao Yu (missing Konstantinos Papadakis)


An excerpt of "Bethena" played on a Yamaha Disklavier. Recorded by Robert Willey.

April 1st, 2017, 7:30 p.m.: Joplin Online Centennial Concert, Soundhouse A, School of Music, Ball State University, hosted by Robert Willey. Local performances by Ball State faculty and students, with recorded performances from contributors to the Piano Works Archive, including Kyle Gann's Texarkana.

 

 


January 24th, 2017: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Concert, Sursa Performance Hall, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Robert Willey gave an introduction about Joplin's life and use of the eighth-quarter-eighth motive appears 123 times in Bethena, and then performed it.


Scott Joplin Events Organized by Other Groups

On April 1, 2017, Richard Dowling performed The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin in two sold-out concerts in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Dowling is maintaining with a busy schedule during the centennial year and may be coming to a concert hall near you! In the meantime, he has recently released a beautiful CD set of Joplin's complete works.

The Scott Joplin 36th Annual International Ragtime Festival was held in Sedalia, Missouri from May 31–June 3, 2017.

The West Coast Ragtime Festival is having its 31st annual event in November. It is sponsored by the West Coast Ragtime Society. Check their calendar for shows throughout the year.