Called "Brilliant" by the Boston Globe and "a player of exceptional poise" by the The New York Times, pianist Dan Tepfer will make his first appearance on Maui to perform his critically acclaimed "Goldberg Variations/Variations" at Seabury Hall's 'A'ali'ikuhonua Creative Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
In "Goldberg Variations/Variations," Tepfer approaches J.S. Bach's masterpiece--one of the classical canon's most totemic works--as an inspiring font for creativity. Interspersed with his faithful and affectionate interpretation of the "Goldbergs" are his own improvised variations on Bach's variations. Tepfer's variations are marked by a ruminative joy, spiced with contemporary dissonances and a deep feel for the source as timeless music beyond category.
"Goldberg Variations/Variations" is the 31-year-old, New York-based Tepfer's sixth album as leader or co-leader, following three heading a trio, one of solo piano improvisations and another featuring duets with veteran saxophone luminary Lee Konitz. Known for his rare improvisational gift and a complex yet melodic approach to music making, Downbeat Magazine has hailed the prize-winning pianist for his "ability to disappear into the music as he's making it."
Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive.
This event is a fundraiser for Arts Education for Children (AECG).
Early-bird tickets are available at $25 before Dec. 1. Tickets purchased after Dec. 1 are $30. Tickets may be purchased at the door, although advance purchase is encouraged to guarantee availability.
To purchase tickets in advance, go to dantepfer.eventbrite.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Seating is general admission and all sales are final.
AECG is a nonprofit organization and welcomes any contributions and/or volunteers at our events. Ticket purchases are tax-deductible.