A narrated piano concert – with tuneful, spectacular music by American composer-pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) of New Orleans, and stories about the fascinating life and travels of this world-renowned contemporary of Stephen Foster and Abraham Lincoln.
The Dying Poet
Barbara Geary, a Steinway Artist who holds a master’s degree from Indiana University, specializes in narrated concerts which join music and the humanities: (Gottschalk Gala, Lisztomania, From Paris With Love, Gottschalk to Gershwin: The Ragtime Connection). She has been heard in the U.S., Western Europe, Canada, and Mexico, and aboard the QE2 transatlantic liner. In Oklahoma she has performed in all 77 counties for audiences of all ages, and was named Oklahoma Musician of the year 2000.
Ms. Geary's Gottschalk Gala has been presented in Europe, Canada and the U.S., including all the cities and towns in California and Nevada where Gottschalk himself performed. Ms. Geary is a long-standing performing member of the Hyechka Club of Tulsa.
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