The Sanctuary Series presents The Sonicals Piano Duo featuring Joel A. Martin and George Lopez


Sunday, April 7, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Since meeting in 2016 as faculty members at Sonata Camp in VT and collaborating in an impromptu concert where there were two pianos, but no Piano Duo music, George Lopez and Joel A. Martin, have been reinventing music for two pianos with informed improvisation that redefines the chamber music experience.

Lopez, who was born in Brooklyn to Mayan parents, and raised in Belize, studied piano in Amsterdam and Paris and has been featured across the globe as recitalist and soloist with orchestra, and collaborated with ensembles including the Emerson String Quartet. Currently, he is artist-in-residence at Bowdoin College in Maine.

At 17, Joel Martin was the youngest pianist ever, and the first African American, to compete in the 1985 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He has appeared as soloist with major orchestras, including the NY Philharmonic. The creator of Jazzical®, a marriage of classical and jazz, Martin has collaborated with and/or written music for Grammy® Award-winners Kathleen Battle, Fergie, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and cellist Eugene Friesen of the Paul Winter Consort. In 2016, he received critical acclaim for an appearance with Ms. Battle at the Met.


Rachmaninoff Études-Tableaux, (selected)

J.S. Bach Italian Concerto BWV 971

L.V. Beethoven Pathetique Sonata, 2nd movement

Chopin Preludes, (selected)

Event Location and Ticket Information

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South Salem Presbyterian Church
111 Spring Street
South Salem, NY 10590
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$25 - General in Advance
$40 - Preferred in Advance
$30 - General at Door
$50 - Preferred at Door
$15 - Student

Presenter: The Sanctuary Series
Presenter Phone: 9147635402
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