The Witty and Versatile Pianist and Composer Bruce Adolphe Visits TU

Nov 12, 2015

On this edition of ST, a chat with Bruce Adolphe, the New York-based pianist and composer who's probably best known for his long-running gig as "The Piano Puzzler" on the classical public-radio show, Performance Today. He'll be giving a free-to-the-public address on Saturday the 14th in Tyrrell Hall on the TU campus; the talk begins at 7pm and will focus on humor in music. (As noted of this sure-to-be-entertaining lecture at the TU website: "Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven were superb musical comedians, and Adolphe will reveal the secrets of classical wit, plus he'll take you through some of his own comedic compositional conundrums, including 'piano puzzlers' and more. If you want to know how Mozart's music is like ordering take-out, be there!") Then, on Sunday the 15th, Adolphe will participate in a presentation of his family-friendly musical comedy, "Tough Turkey in the Big City," which he'll perform (just in time for Thanksgiving) with members of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra; this concert begins at 3pm in the Lorton Performance Center at TU.