10:00 AM10:00

"Beyond Improvisation: PLAY" Beethoven, Blues, and Improvisation

Sarah Infini Takagi gives a lecture-performance with Dana Gooley on approaching the Beethoven “Waldstein” sonata with a sense of “PLAY”: Improvising on the 1st mvmt ( classical style), then transforming the 2nd mvmt into a Blues ( Dana on piano, Sarah, voice), then continuing onto a funky Jazz arrangement of the 3rd mvmt. Sarah will also talk about applying the sense of Play to how we perform, interpret and present our music by thinking out of the box, and bringing in elements from other genres/disciplines. Piano Performance Seminar. Williams Hall, New England Conservatory of Music.

10-12 pm. Free Admission

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1:00 PM13:00

First Time (ever!!) Free Style Improvisation and Composition Jam of her students at Sarah's Music Garden

Sarah Infini Takagi presents a first time ever, Free Style Improvisation and Composition Jam for her students and families and friends at Sarah’s Music Garden. In the spirit of fun at Jazz Jam sessions, she will host a series of Sonic Jams in non-Jazz free style, and her students and any one daring enough to participate, will join in on the fun! followed by presentation of original compositions. Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville, MA.

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