Nice intimate audience; great colleagues on this program organized by guitarist Sean Harkness, who was a wonderfully supporting colleague to me, singer Carole Demas, pianist Ian Herman, singer/guitarist Ellis Paul and a curiously funny comic whose stage name is even curioser: Brute Force.
I was very pleased with the flow of a number of segments of the Chaconne: the three-tones on A sequence (in the major section) and the build to the end from the return to D minor where I was really able to hold back and hold back and then release the stored anticipation. Additionally the most difficult variations to play three voices as independent musical lines – the dotted rhythms right at the beginning – started to show the work I have been putting in on them.
The notion of repetition seeking depth and center of the great work seemed to have a lot of resonance with our listeners.
December 3, 2012 7 PM at The Players
16 Gramercy Park, NY NY