A Tribute to William Appling: The Celebration Continues!
Date: May 23, 2013
Location: New York, USA
The William Appling Singers & Orchestra are pleased to present their second event in honor and memory of William Appling, the renowned conductor, pianist, arranger and educator, at The Church of the Holy Apostles on Saturday, June 29. The afternoon program of music and readings will feature a special performance by legendary jazz guitarist Jim Hall, readings by best-selling author Ian Frazier, a choral program conducted by Matthew Oltman (Music Director Emeritus of the renowned male vocal ensemble Chanticleer), and much more. A reception will take place in the church immediately following the program.
“A Tribute to William Appling: The Celebration Continues!” also offers a chance to spread the word about the William Appling - Scott Joplin Project and to raise funds to complete the editing and production of Appling’s recording of Scott Joplin’s piano works. William Appling spent the final decade of his life studying the music and life of Joplin, and he recorded the composer’s entire works for solo piano. Seven of those recordings were released in 2010 as part of Albany Records’ critically acclaimed release William Appling Plays Scott Joplin and J. S. Bach. The board of William Appling Singers & Orchestra is committed to preserving these recordings and will release them in their entirety as a multiple-CD boxed set.
A Tribute to William Appling: The Celebration Continues! (A program of music & readings)
Date & time: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 1:30pm
Venue: Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Ave (at West 28th St), New York, NY, 10001
Artists: William Appling Singers & Orchestra; Jim Hall, guitar; Ian Frazier, writer; Matthew Oltman, conductor; a choir of Appling’s students, colleagues & friends
Program: Includes “Have Ye Not Known?” and “Ye Shall Have A Song” from Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom
Tickets: $25 general admission; available at http://www.muzen.com/waso.html or by calling 201-854-7483