Friday, May 11, 2012

Piano in the Park Returns with Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has been a mainstay at our lunchtime piano series over the years. Mr. Eaton is a gifted classical pianist, with a strong history in playing Chopin and Joplin. His interest in music started young. Mr. Eaton was a child piano prodigy, who played at Carnegie Hall when he was just six years old! For more on Mr. Eaton's childhood, see this NY Times article.

This Monday, Mr. Eaton will inaugurate the 2012 season of Piano in Bryant Park with an extra special performance. Monday is not only the season debut of Piano, but it's also Roy Eaton's 82nd Birthday! Here's what he has to say about his residence this week in the park...
"I will be performing Joplin, Chopin, Gershwin, Mozart and some suprises from my latest album "I Play for Peace". Come enjoy the park, the sun, a good lunch and some joyful music making. Hope you can make it."
Drop by Monday and wish him a Happy Birthday! You should also be sure to mention this photo for a real conversation starter. It's Mr. Eaton on the right, during that first Carnegie Hall performance back in 1937:

Piano in Bryant Park runs all summer with a very impressive lineup of musicians taking the seat at our piano on the Upper Terrace every weekday at lunchtime. Tune in for the full schedule

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