Halley’s Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain & John Davis


Monday, April 30, 2012

W K Kellogg Foundation
Battle Creek

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Civic Auditorium

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An outgrowth of John Davis’ Newport Classic CD of the same name, Halley’s Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain & John Davis pays live musical tribute to America’s most famous author, Mark Twain, whose career, like Davis’, lies at the intersection of white and black culture and high and low culture in American society. On the program, Davis will perform piano works with connections to Twain interspersed with readings of often hilarious, sometimes appalling, and always fascinating quotations from Twain and his contemporaries.

Genres: Classical, Solo Recital

Felix Kraemer Mark Twain Mazurka
Louis Moreau Gottschalk The Banjo: Grotesque Fantasie
Ossip Gabrilowitsch Petite Serenade
Blind Boone (arr.) Nearer My God to Thee
Schubert Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 90, No. 4
Blind Tom Cyclone Galop
Blind Tom Battle of Manassas

Concert Program



John Davis


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