Wallingford Concert 8/20/2017



 $10 First-timers and members of Tri-State Jazz Society

$20 General Admission

High school and college students with IDs and

younger children with a paying adult are free

Pay at the door - No advance sales or reservations


414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

One mile from the Media-Swarthmore exit of I-476

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The Community Arts Center, located in Wallingford near

I-476 (the "Blue Route") between Media and Swarthmore in Delaware County, is home to Tri-State Jazz Society's Pennsylvania concerts. Traditional  jazz bands and solo pianists are presented five or six times a year in the Art Center’s fully accessible Duke Gallery, a 3100 square foot space that boasts an excellent grand piano, good acoustics, soaring ceilings, and beautiful light.

Richard Dowling

Great Scott!

A Scott Joplin Centennial Celebration

Pianist Richard Dowling commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1917 death of the King of Ragtime. This will be Dowling’s Tri-State Jazz Society debut.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Photo by Peter Schaff

Richard Dowling is performing all-Joplin concerts nationwide throughout 2017 and 2018, highlighted by the first public performance in history of The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin in Carnegie Hall on April 1, 2017, exactly 100 years to the day that Joplin died in New York. Mr. Dowling's tour schedule includes 60+ concerts coast-to-coast, including this debut performance at Tri-State Jazz Society.


Dowling, whose father’s family had strong ties to both Philadelphia and Camden, is the first pianist to perform the complete cycle of Joplin's 53 rags, marches, waltzes and cakewalks in public. Veteran celebrity ragtime pianist Max Morath says, "Richard Dowling's mastery of the Joplin rags invokes a tenderness that charms us and a technical command that inspires our admiration." A native Texan, Richard Dowling began his piano studies in Houston at age five and his extraordinary musical talent quickly became evident. He made his orchestral debut in a Beethoven concerto performance with the Fort Worth Chamber Symphony at age eighteen. He received his bachelor’s degree in music summa cum laude from the University of Houston. Subsequently, Dowling earned a master’s degree at Yale University where he was honored with the Lockwood Award for performing the best solo recital and the Simonds Award for outstanding solo and ensemble playing, and a doctorate from the

University of Texas at Austin where he was awarded a graduate school full fellowship. Dowling also has a long-standing special affinity for French music, art and culture, having studied at the Conservatoire in Nice, received the Grand Prix from the French Piano Institute, and made his formal recital debut at the Salle Cortot in Paris. His repertoire includes the complete piano works of the renowned French composer Maurice Ravel. In recognition of his dedication to French musical art, Mr. Dowling was inducted as a Chevalier of the renowned Company of Musketeers of Armagnac (an honor society founded in the 17th century by D’Artagnan). He is one of only a few Americans ever granted that distinction.


The Complete Works of Scott Joplin” - a 3-CD set now available.

“Rhapsody in ragtime: Ragtime, Novelty, Stride & Jazz Piano Solos”

“Gershwin for Two Pianos”

See many other recordings on Richard Dowling’s website.


Another video, “Original Rags” by Scott Joplin is available at https://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=nTTk7K_slgg.

For more about about Richard Dowling and to hear samples of his recordings visit his website at:http://www.richard-dowling.com/


Richard Dowling performing William Bolcom’s “Graceful Ghost Rag”.

Click on image to start video.