Adam Swanson is the foremost young ragtime enthusiast in the United States. He has been performing since he was ten years old and graduated with a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s degree in musicology at the Peabody Conservatory in 2015. In May of 2008, Swanson became the youngest-ever pianist to win the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. Between 2008 and 2015, he became the only four-time winner of that championship. Adam made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall when he was nineteen.
The name Scott Joplin will be known to many people; others may know of James Scott or Joseph Lamb. However these three, considered to be the finest classic ragtime composers, were joined by over 1,000 others, some of whom only ever had one ragtime composition published. Much of this music languishes unplayed, until now. Adam Swanson is one of the cadre of pianists who have fossicked to find these gems and he will play some of the standards and several of the lesser known tunes, many of which may never have been previously played in Australia. Adam has performed at The Kennedy Center and in Switzerland and Hungary.
This is Adam’s first Australian trip.
- Thursday 1 November – 8pm
Concession & Groups 8+: $34.00
Concession & Groups 8+: $29.00
23 Apr - 25 May 2019
Council Collection – People and Places
Council Collection – People and Places Wed 23 April – Sat 25 May 2019 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council holds a significant collection of over 60 artworks, many produced by local artists of the region. The collection consists of artworks acquired through […]
24 May 2019
CANBERRA WIND SYMPHONY – POWER AND THE PASSION
CANBERRA WIND SYMPHONY ‘POWER AND THE PASSION’ Friday 24th of May 2019 at 8.00 pm To herald the first program of the 2019 ‘Art Music on Stage’ Concert Series, join the stunning Canberra Wind Symphony for an evening of musical brilliance […]
30 May - 09 Jun 2019
Hello, Dolly! presented by Queanbeyan Players Winner of 4 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical (Bette Midler) for the recent Broadway show at the Schubert Theatre, Hello, Dolly! has been enthralling audiences […]