Michael Ward-Bergeman, hyper-accordion and Lisa Kaplan, piano

July 18, 2016, 3:00 pm

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Michael Ward-Bergeman is a passionate performer, songwriter and composer. His sensitive and creative approach to music making has led to performances and collaborations with an international array of musicians and composers from across a wide range of genres. A virtuoso hyper-accordion player, he returns to Impromptu in the good company of eighth blackbird’s pianist, Lisa Kaplan.


  • “Mississippi,” by Michael Ward-Bergeman

  • “Fina Estampa,” by Chabuca Granda

  • “Chamame,” by Michael Ward-Bergeman

  • “St. James Infirmary Blues,” by Irving Mills

  • Excerpts from 2nd Movement ‘Silencio’ from Azul by Osvaldo Golijov with commentary, by Michael Ward-Bergeman.

  • “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” traditional spiritual

  • “Berceuse,” by Lisa Kaplan