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Parker Ramsay

November 13th, 2022, 4:00PM

Parker Ramsay

Music from St. Mark’s presents outstanding young American harpist Parker Ramsay in a live performance of J.S. Bach’s masterful Goldberg Variations. The work will be performed in its entirety in the acoustically vibrant sanctuary of St. Mark’s historic downtown church. Long known as an iconic work for piano or harpsichord, Ramsay chose the Variations as the repertoire for his debut recording, released in 2020, to “... show the world that the harp is an instrument of beauty, sincerity and transcendence, standing alongside the keyboards and string instruments as a worthy vehicle for the music of J S Bach.” It also captures the best elements of the two instruments traditionally used to perform the Variations: “the raw pluckiness of the harpsichord, but with the expressive qualities of the piano,” says Ramsay. Commenting on the recording, the Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Tim Page notes, “[Parker Ramsay’s new recording] is both brainy and beautiful, its easy-on-the-ear timbres stimulating, paradoxically, an even more intense analysis than usual.”

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

315 E Pecan St San Antonio, TX

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Free, with free parking at Pecan and Jefferson

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