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Hear Roy play Chopin's "Fantasie Impromptu"
"There are occasions when this world gives us magic moments of inspiration; when our reason and our soul live a special life, which is unfettered by mundane earthly laws. It was exactly this kind of moment, which an American pianist, ROY EATON, gave to Moscovites who managed to get to his concerts"
Classical Pianist with Spiritual Dimension So begins the commentary on his recent Russian tour. Pianist, composer, producer, TM Sidha,Shiatsu therapist, Roy Eaton's return to the concert stage has been marked by an increasing focus on the spiritual dimension of music by composers as diverse as Chopin and Joplin. Writing on his first "Meditative Chopin" Alice Tully recital, Tim Page said in the NY Times: "The cumulative effect was deeply satisfying. One came much closer to the heart of Chopin-and by extension, to music itself" Contact Roy Now. NY Times 1/23/2010
Who am I?
Roy Eaton, winner of the first Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in June 1950, made his American debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Chopin's F minor Concerto under George Schick in 1951. He was re-engaged to perform Beethoven's 4th concerto the following season, and also made his New York Town Hall debut in 1952. His career was "temporarily" interrupted by 2 years of service in the U.S.Army during the Korean conflict,then approximately 30 years in advertising at Young & Rubicam, then as V.P. Music Director of Benton& Bowles,then running his own production company. He was recently inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame for his Ad work. He is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. In addition to Chopin, his performances of the music of Scott Joplin have been particularly noteworhy. "My mission has been to restore Joplin's works to the domain that it was his intention that they live--as classical works in the tradition of the great European masters that constituted an important inspirational resource for him." Visit http://purehistory.org/roy-eaton/ for further bio information
Roy plays at Carnegie Hall June,17 1937 with Lily Pons and 2 unidentified youngsters.
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Only album of complete preludes of Chopin, Gershwin and Still including 4 newly discovered Gershwin preludes.

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UPCOMING APPEARANCES
Week of July 27,2015 to July 31, 2015 12:30 to 2:30PM
"Piano in the Park" Bryant Park 42nd St. and 5th Avenue behind Public Livrary
 RECENT APPEARANCES
Sunday,May23,2012 2:00 PM "I Play for Peace" Unity Center 213 West 58th Street, New York 10019 212 582 1300 www.UnityNewYork.org Free Will Offering
Week of MAY 14 to  MAY 19,2012 12:30 PM to 2:30PM
"Piano in the Park" Bryant Park 42nd St and 5th Avenue behind NY Public Library performing works of Joplin, Chopin, Gershwin   
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11,2011, 8 PM Recital "I Play for Peace" Good Shepherd Center, Roosevelt Island New York.FREE WILL CONTRIBUTION. www.rrconcerts.org
SUNDAY DECEMBER 5, 2:30 TO 5PM Winter Family Day. Cakewalk to Scott Joplin's music. The Morgan Library 225 Madison Avenue. www.themorgan.org
SATURDAY AUGUST 14 7:30 PM 
Meditative Chopin, Joyful Joplin
Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, Mass
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25 7:30 PM Quantum Preludes, Joyful Joplin
Sondheim Center, Fairfield,Iowa


MONDAY, AUGUST 2 TO FRIDAY AUGUST 6,2010  12:30 TO 2:30 PM
PIANO IN THE PARK
Bryant Park 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue
FRIDAY, jULY 30,2010 3PM KEYBOARD CLASSICS FOR CHILDREN
Summer Institute of the Arts Bronx, New York

SATURDAY, jUNE  12,2010 3pm JUNETEENTH  KEYNOTE CONCERT
NEW ROCHELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY One library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY ALL JOPLIN 914 6327878
THURSDAY MAY 13,2010  2PM
 SOUNDCHECK,WNYC 93.9fm, www.WNYC.org  Performance & Interview 
FRIDAY May 14,2010 8PM BARGEMUSIC, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn 80th Birthday Recital CHOPIN/JOPLIN www.bargemusic.org
718 624 2083
 $35 ($30 senor,$15 student
 
GOOD FRIDAY,April 2,2010 3PM   Unity Center, 213 West 58th Street Meditation music for Good Friday service 212 582 1300

SUNDAY ,March 7,2010  3PM All Saints Episcopal,230 East 60th  Street Guest Artist Park Avenue Symphony Chamber recital free
SUNDAY,February 7,2010
  2:30Good Shepherd Chapel on Roosevelt Island "The Meditative Chopin" and "Joyful Joplin". Goodwill donation. Benefit Food Pantry  www.goodshepherdchapel.net

FRIDAY,November 13,2009 7:30PM Carmel Valley Community Chapel, Paso Hondo and Village Drive, Carmel Valley Village,CA "Preludes,Preludes,Preludes" and "Joyful Joplin". Info at 831 659 2278
SUNDAY,November 15,2009 3pm Unitarian Universalist Church 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel, CA "Meditative Chopin" and "Joplin Favorites"  

MONDAY TO FRIDAY July 27 toJuly 31,2009 12 noon to 2 PM BRYANT PARK'S PIANO IN THE PARK SERIES performing works of Joplin, Gershwin, Ravel, Still,Bill Evans, and Chopin
Thursday,NOVEMBER 2,2006
10-2PM Hickory, NC Workshop on the Healing Power of Music Arts and Science Center Auditorium.
Call 828 324 8603 for information

SATURDAY,NOVEMBER 4,2006 7:30PM Hickory, NC  Soloist wtih Western Piedmont Symphony, Ravel G Major Concerto www.wpsymphony.org

SATURDAY,MARCH 31,2007 7:30PM PIANISTS FOR PEACE Friends Meeting House, New York  Bach, Satie, Ravel, Bill Evans, Chopin.
 212 832 9884
THURSDAY,MAY 3,2006 rescheduled 2/21/ recital at Bayview Opera House, San Francisco, CA www.bayviewoperahouse.org

MONDAY TO FRIDAY JUNE 4 - 8, 2007  12 NOON to 2pm BRYANT PARK'S PIANO IN THE PARK SERIES  performing works of JOPLIN, GERSHWIN, and STILL
SUNDAY,SEPTEMBER 9,2007  4PM Kick-Off recital for Norwalk Symphony, Norwalk CT
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6,2007 7PM Fall For Arts Festival Good Shepherd Chapel, Roosevelt Island, New York
TUESDAY, MARCH 18,2008 7:30PM Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids, Iowa :"Preludes,Preludes, Preludes" Chopin, Gershwin, Still and Joplin.
WEDNESDAY,MARCH19,2008 7:30PM  Lake Forest College Chapel,Chicago, Ill "Preludes,Preludes,Preludes"

MONDAY,DECEMBER 9,2002  Carnegie Hall,New York. Soloist with NY Pops playing Ravel G Major, 2nd Movement and "The Entertainer" by Joplin.Benefit Laurie Strauss Leukemia Foundation.

SATURDAY APRIL10,2004 Performs program of Joplin at 92nd Street YMHA.

TUESDAY APRIL 13,2004 Performs "Meditative Chopin"-"Joyful Joplin" recital in Community Concert series Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16,2005  Works of Joplin Gershwin and Still. Caldwell College Alumni Theatre Caldwell, NJ 8PM

THURSDAY, MARCH  3,2005  Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin and Still. Harvard Business School Chapel, Cambridge, Mass. 12 noon. .

SUNDAY, APRIL 10.2005"The Peaceful Piano" A Musical Meditation for World Peace" Unity Center,213 West 58th Street 2:30 PM .A Music for Peace Project event.

SUNDAY,JUNE 19,2005 Classical composers of African descent 1700-to present.  New Rochellle Library 3 PM

MONDAY,SEPTEMBER 12,2005'The Peaceful Piano" The Peace Alliance Conference to create Department of Peace.7 PM Ronald Reagan Building Ampitheater.1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D.C. www.ThePeaceAlliance.org

THURSDAY,DECEMBER 1,2005 "The Meditative Chopin" and "The Joyful Joplin" Bargemusic, 7:30PM Fulton Street Landing, Brooklyn N.Y. www.bargemusic.org.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 27,2006 Recital feauturing Joplin, Gershwin, Still and Chopin,Kravis Center , West Palm Beach FL. 7:30PM www.kravis.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 29,2006 Soloist with Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, Salisbury NC performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. www.Salisburysymphony.org 

THURSDAY, JULY 20,2006 8PM BRAVE NEW WORLD REPERTORY THEATRE;

THE GREAT WHITE HOPE live music from noted ragtime piano virtuoso Roy Eaton and historic photographic images courtesy of Culver Pictures, Inc.http://www.brooklynx.org/celebrate/schedule.asp

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Thursday, July 17,2008 5PM Bryant Park 42nd Street behind New York Public Library.  Solo recital featuring Chopin,Gershwin and Joplin.
Monday August 18 thru Friday August 22,2008 Noon to 2PM Piano in the Park
Bryant Park 42nd Street behing New York Public Library. Solo recital featuring Scott Joplin.
Monday, October 6 & Tuesday October 7,2008 10:30AM Kravis Center.
West Palm Beach, Florida. Solo recital& workshop
Keyboard Classics for Children.
Friday, February 13,2009,8 PM Unitarian Universalist Church. 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel California Call 831 649 8827 Recital featuring Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin, Still and selected Joplin favorites.
Sunday, February 15,2009, 4 PM Old First Concerts. 1751 Sacramento St San Francisco, CA. Recital featuring Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin and WIlliam Grant Still and selected Joplin favorites. Call 415 474 1608 for further information. www.oldfirstconcerts.org
Sunday April 5,2009  8:30PM Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York. 60th Anniversary concert of Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin awards.Call 212 734 2130