June 30, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Street musicians improvising
Street musicians improvising

Something of a lost art, improvisation in classical music is making a comeback in a big way thanks to composers like Steven Snowden, Don Malone, and Aaron Johnson. Teaming up with fantastic performers, they prove that improvisation very much has a place in the modern concert hall.


Toccata in D Minor, by J.S. Bach, arranged by Gabriela Montero
Gabriela Montero, piano

Song of Cerberus, by Walter Thompson
Jeffrey Agrell, french horn; John Manning, tuba; Laura Weaver, trombone; David Hulm, poet

Repercussions, by Jeffrey Agrell and Evan Mazunik
Jeffrey Agrell, horn; Evan Mazunik, piano

Sumer is Icumen In

Diabolical Suite I & II, by Aaron Krister Johnson
Aaron Krister Johnson, piano

Prelude & Toccata, by Don Malone
David Schrader, piano

Ground Round, by Steven Snowden
Steve Parker, trombone

Piano Sonata No. 3, by Frédéric Chopin, improvisation by Noam Sivan
Noam Sivan, piano

Darling, vc., by David Darling

Symphonie Improvisé, by Gunnelpumpers