Scott Joplin en Savannah Music Festival: Marcus Roberts Solo 2013 <div><strong>Airs Thursday, March 6 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you survey the history of the piano in </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century American music, there are several individuals, composers and standards, particularly within jazz and popular songs. Performing a recital that traverses these figures and movements, while ensuring that your renditions remain original, is quite a challenge. In the spring of 2013, pianist Marcus Roberts played a concert at our festival that surveyed a broad cross section of </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century American music. While he's been featured in a variety of musical contexts at our festival over the past decade, Marcus played a 75-minute recital that included distinctive interpretations of works by Scott Joplin, W.C. Handy, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington as well as some original works and gospel pieces. Tune in to hear highlights from this 2013 </span>SMF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> concert by the inimitable Marcus Roberts.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:00:00 +0000 40884 at Savannah Music Festival: Marcus Roberts Solo 2013