For grades: 8th-College
Requirements for live visit: Grand piano, in tune.
Fees for live visit: $525.00
...technical skill and artistic statement virtually beyond reproach. --- Fordham University OBSERVATOR
HARLEM STRIDE AND CLASSIC RAGTIME includes compositions by Scott Joplin, Thomas "Fats" Waller, James P. Johnson, William Bolcom, Edward Hupton, and more. In addition to the performances, Mr. Hupton describes the differences between East Coast ragtime (Stride) and Midwest ragtime (Classic rag). His explanation of ragtime's origins and influences is informative and entertaining. The music is infectuous and delightful; sometimes fast and energentic, and sometimes slow and plantive.
This program can be easily adjusted to fit any school assembly time frame. Students of all ages love this concert.
Edward Hupton holds degrees from Drake University and The New England Conservatory of Music. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards for composition and performance, and has concertized extenseively throughout the East and Midwest. His compositions have been performed and recorded in the United States and 36 countries. He recently served as Resident Pianst for the Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan, was active in NYC Cabaret and Musical Theatre, and still performs numerous recitals throughout the United States while serving as Director of Music and Fine Arts at St. George Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas. His concerts include: A TRIBUTE TO DUKE ELLINGTON with vocalist Veronica Schoenewolf, and recitals of LATIN AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC with Soprano Elizabeth Acosta.
His program of CLASSIC RAGTIME and HARLEM STRIDE has been performed throughout Long Island, New England, the Midwest, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and has been recorded on Accent records.