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Impressionism and Rock Piano: a concert by Chappell Kingsland

What does Impressionism have to do with Rock Music?  Vivid harmonies, driving rhythms, enticing melodies, intense emotions…This concert is oriented toward the connections between musical genres, the overlap between worlds.  Each piece tells a story in bold colors.  Debussy takes us out for an evening in Spain; Rimsky-Korsakov and Sorabji take us to India.  Ravel and Pearl Jam evoke the majesty of the oceans.  Jeff Buckley, Szymanowski and Fleet Foxes take us through the shadow world; U2 and Genesis bring us back home into the light.  Kingsland’s arrangements meld the power and intricacy of a rock band with the shading and virtuosity of piano music.

Listen to a sneak preview of Kingsland's rendition of Jeff Buckley's "Grace".

Chappell Kingsland graduated from Indiana University (MM, DM) and the Eastman School of Music (BM).  He grew up in Gaithersburg and went to Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville.  He works as a pianist, composer and music theory professor in Denver.

Event Venue

Sandy Spring Museum

17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 7:30pm

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