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New Videos: The New World Symphony on the piano

See Transcriptions page


The Complete Soundtrack for Jeremiah Robs A Bank (2013) is now available

See main JRAB page

Old Videos

Sonata for Cello and Piano by Benjamin Nacar (2012)

featuring Daniel Harp, cello
Recorded October 2012; see the original compositions page.

New Videos

Dvořák's New World Symphony

transcribed for solo piano by Benjamin Nacar

Recorded July 2014; see the transcriptions page.

Journeys; Haikus nos. 4 and 3 and Les Nuits de Paris by Benjamin Nacar

featuring two or more of the following:
EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, Matthew Slesinski, Andrew Nixon, Eimi Satoh, Grace Stokan, Ryan Roelke, Kathryn Schulz, Shawn Tsutsui, and Anant Gharpure
Recorded March 2014; see the main original compositions page.


Of Interest

The short film Jeremiah Robs A Bank, featuring original music by Benjamin Nacar, can now be seen on YouTube

Soundtrack available for download. See above link.


Recent (in reverse order)

The Week of Independence Day

Benjamin Nacar, piano

Permanent link to this event: http://www.bennacar.com/events/week-of-independence-day-2014/

Antonín Dvořák: Symphony no. 9, From The New World
(arr. by Benjamin Nacar)
John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever
(arr. by Vladimir Horowitz)

Sunday, June 29th, 2pm
RISD Museum

Wednesday, July 2nd, 12:30pm
Cogut Center for the Humanities, Pembroke Hall (Brown University)

Sunday, July 6th, 2pm
RISD Museum

The May Concerts

Benjamin Nacar, piano

Monday, May 5th, 12:30pm, at Brown's Cogut Center
Saturday, May 10th, and Sunday, May 11th, both 2:00pm, at the RISD Museum

Johann Sebastian Bach
French Suite no. 5

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Franz Liszt)
Symphony no. 6: Movement I

Richard Strauss
Fünf Klavierstücke

Franz Schubert (arr. Carl Tausig)
Marche Militaire

March 2014

The Last Three Beethoven Piano Sonatas at Providence College

Part of the PC Keyboard Festival

Sunday March 30th, 3pm
Ryan Concert Hall
Smith Center for the Arts
Providence College (Directions)

Sonatas nos. 30, 31 and 32 (Opp. 109, 110 and 111)
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Benjamin Nacar, piano

March 2014: Expedition
for Piano and Strings
by Ben Nacar

performed by Ben Nacar and Friends

Permanent link to this event: http://www.bennacar.com/events/march-2014-original-music/

Saturday, March 15th, 2pm
First Unitarian Church of Providence

Sunday, March 16th, 2pm
RISD Museum, Main Gallery

Program
Ben Nacar, pianist and composer

Sonata for Cello and Piano (2012)
with Lauren Latessa, cello

Haiku no. 4
with Matthew Slesinski, violin
Haiku no. 3
with Shawn Tsutsui, cello
Fifty-Three from Les Nuits de Paris
with Matthew Slesinski, violin; Shawn Tsutsui, cello

Journeys: A Tale of High Adventure
for Piano and String Orchestra

with
EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, Matthew Slesinski,
Andrew Nixon, Eimi Satoh, violin;
Grace Stokan, Ryan Roelke, viola;
Kathryn Schulz, Shawn Tsutsui, cello;
Anant Gharpure, bass

Both concerts free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 25th, 4pm: Fundraiser for the Newport String Project

Emmanuel Church, Newport, RI

Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
Ealain McMullin, violin
Benjamin Nacar, piano

Brahms: Piano Trio no. 1
EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin
Lauren Latessa, cello
Benjamin Nacar, piano

The Last Three Beethoven Piano Sonatas

(Beethoven turned 243 on December 16th)

Sonatas nos. 30, 31 and 32 (Opp. 109, 110 and 111)
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Benjamin Nacar, piano

Saturday, December 7th, 2pm
RISD Museum

Wednesday, December 11th, 12:30pm
Brown's Cogut Center for the Humanities, Pembroke Hall

Sunday, December 15th, 2pm
RISD Museum

Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman

a childrens' mini-musical
Phoebe Nir, librettist and director
Benjamin Nacar, composer, music director and accompanist
starring Richard Whitehead, Rihana President,
Jonathan Abrams, and Lucy Bates-Campbell

Two public performances Sunday, October 27th:

3pm
Providence Athenaeum

8pm
Crystal Room, Brown Alumnae Hall

The July Concerts

Orchestral Music On The Piano:
Beethoven's 5th Symphony (arr. Franz Liszt)
and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (arr. Benjamin Nacar)

Sunday, July 21th, 2pm
RISD Museum

Wednesday, July 17th, 12:30pm
Cogut Center for the Humanities, Pembroke Hall (Brown University)

Sunday, July 14th, 2pm
RISD Museum

Sunday, April 14th, 2:00pm
accompanying Ivy Alphonse-Leja and Rebecca Lichtin (both Brown University class of 2014)
in their Junior Voice Recital

Grant Recital Hall at Brown

Saturday, April 6th, 3:00pm (Fundraiser for the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, Mass.)
with violinist Jesse Holstein

UUSA Meetinghouse

Thursday, April 4th, 7:00pm
with violinists Minna Choi and Jesse Holstein

in Community MusicWorks' Sonata Series concert no. 6
RISD Museum

Monday, April 1st, 12:30pm
with violinist Jesse Holstein

hosted by Brown's Cogut Center for the Humanities (Pembroke Hall)