Joanna MacGregor

She is one of the most exciting and enterprising pianists of the moment.

The Observer

MacGregor seems incapable of giving performances that are not at once extremely intelligent and entertaining.

The Sunday Times

Joanna MacGregor

Soul of a Woman

In her latest programme, Soul of a Woman, award-winning pianist Joanna MacGregor curates a rich journey from the Deep South to New York, from Russian poetry to an African paradise. This beautiful solo set includes Florence Price’s romantic music, spiritual arrangements - Margaret Bond’s Troubled Water as well as MacGregor’s explorations of Deep River and Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - as well as Mary Lou Williams’ spikey, witty jazz solos from the Zodiac Suite. Eleanor Alberga bases her epic piano work on Pushkin’s It’s time, my friend, it’s time, weaving a yearning for peace with the play of African dance rhythms. The recital ends with the magnificent Nina Simone: Blackbird, Little Girl Blue, and her take on Good Bait, an astonishing melding of Bach, Liszt and her fierce jazz artistry.

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