Salon Series offers intimate concerts with a new generation of classical musicians— this time with a fanciful and eclectic program by award winning classical ragtime pianist, William McNally.
Praised by the New York Times as exhilarating and adventurous, Mr. McNally has been widely recognized as a ragtime pianist and composer of numerous ragtime-styled works. He is the first three-time winner the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest’ New Rag Contest (winning it a fourth time as the performer of colleague Vincent Matthew Johnson’s composition …And So Fourth!), and has appeared at ragtime festivals around the country.
Mr. McNally is a veteran of numerous summer festivals, including Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and Mannes’ International Keyboard Institute and Festival. In the summer of 2010, he received a fellowship to attend the Tanglewood Music Center. There, he collaborated on a premiere dance performance with the Mark Morris Dance Company, coached with musicians including Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, Dawn Upshaw and Oliver Knussen, and his performance of George Perle’s Concertino for Piano, Winds and Timpani was hailed as a “powerful performance” by the New York Times.
Upcoming Salon Series:
Friday, October 14, 6 pm - Pianist Alexandria Le
Friday, October 21, 6 pm - String Quintet: Sybarite5
Friday, October 28, 6 pm - Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva