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NFT: Emily Bear, Capitol 4th Piano Performance

Named Later : 7/5/2022 11:35 am
I hope you folks got a chance to see the 'Stars and Stripes Forever' Performance at last night's Capitol 4th PBS show.

This young lady is a true piano prodigy.

If you think this Stars and Stripes is good, just google youtube 'Girl with a Gift' and watch her develop her chops, starting as a 2 year old.
Stars and Stripes - ( New Window )
Saw it live last night  
Jints in Carolina : 7/5/2022 11:40 am : link
she was fantastic
I heard some songs she played years ago, when she was a young girl.  
Ira : 7/5/2022 12:11 pm : link
She's great. It's nice to hear her play Stars & Stripes Forever.
She was a bit slow on S&S for my liking  
Sec 103 : 7/5/2022 1:07 pm : link
Very good but a tad slow...
Awesome stuff, thanks for sharing  
rnargi : 7/5/2022 1:11 pm : link
Missed it because I was watching the Boston Pops
RE: Awesome stuff, thanks for sharing  
Jints in Carolina : 7/5/2022 1:34 pm : link
In comment 15747474 rnargi said:
Missed it because I was watching the Boston Pops

What channel were the Pops on? I missed that.
One of the local PBS stations  
rnargi : 7/5/2022 1:53 pm : link
BigBlueBuff : 7/5/2022 2:50 pm : link
If you want to watch Emily Bear, then find a better performance of a more appropriate piece of music. She's really talented and worth watching.

However, if you want to watch the Stars and Stripes Forever, then this isn't it. For that you should start and end with the President's Own, the ensemble that Sousa conducted and one of the finest musical organizations in the United States. The conductor in this video is Col. Jason Fettig and all of the Marine Band Sousa arrangements are exhaustively edited and thoroughly researched to be as accurate and as true to Sousa's vision as possible.
The President's Own - ( New Window )
RE: She was a bit slow on S&S for my liking  
Named Later : 7/5/2022 3:39 pm : link
In comment 15747470 Sec 103 said:
Very good but a tad slow...

I think she slowed it down on purpose, because she was all over that keyboard pounding out the march tempo on the low notes, and all the little fills on the high notes.

The Stars and Stripes, when played by a full Brass Band as Sousa intended, will really get you marching

I had never heard of Emily before last night, so I googled to get some background. As a 3 year old, she was already pretty dam good on the piano. Meeting Quincy Jones at an early age didn't hurt either.
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