Richard Dowling Celebrates Scott Joplin at the WYO

Richard Dowling Celebrates Scott Joplin at the WYOThe WYO Theater invites you to celebrate Scott Joplin on Thursday, November 29 at 7:30pm with Richard Dowling. Great Scott! features the beloved Scott Joplin ragtime piano works used in the 1973 Academy-Award-winning movie The Sting, including The Entertainer plus many other dazzling, rarely-heard Joplin compositions. During his short lifetime (ca. 1868-1917) Scott Joplin was hailed as "The King of Ragtime Writers."

Now New York pianist Richard Dowling celebrates Joplin's 150th birthday with a syncopated, toe-tapping tribute that will delight audiences young and old. Mr. Dowling punctuates his performances with fascinating spoken anecdotes and projected images of the beautiful artwork from Joplin's original sheet music covers.

Richard Dowling is the first pianist in the world to perform all of Scott Joplin's piano works in public. On April 1, 2017 -- exactly 100 years to the day that Joplin died in New York City -- Mr. Dowling performed the complete Joplin cycle (53 rags, waltzes, marches, and cakewalks) in two historic sold-out recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York. Throughout 2017 & 2018 he has performed nearly 100 all-Joplin recitals nationwide. His 3-CD set, The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin, was nominated for a Grammy Award earlier this year. Join us!

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