David Kaplan playing the piano

David Kaplan, piano

David Kaplan, piano

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022
FOX CABARET | 2321 MAIN STREET | Google map
Doors at 7:00PM | Concert starts at 7:30PM

TICKETS | $32/$15 (regular/student) General admission seating. Ages 19+.
Tickets at door: $35/$17 (regular/student)


David Kaplan, piano

This program celebrates the many ways in which composers of solo keyboard music channel the spirit of improvisation and fantasy.

David Kaplan

Enter into a world filled with deep and profound music.

This Spring, David Kaplan brings his astonishingly beautiful piano playing to audiences at the Fox Cabaret.

And whether you’re a die-hard fan of classical piano or you just want to hear some beautiful music, this is a programme you’ll love. The music plays with the idea of “keyboard fantasies,” compositions that often are inspired by improvisation. As David says, the spirit of improvisation invites audiences to…

“feel the volatility of each musical moment, and the vulnerability of compositional structure.”

Alongside Beethoven’s Sonata “Quasi una Fantasia” and short pieces by Robert Schumann, there’s profound and moving music by some of today’s leading composers, including Canadian premieres from Christopher Cerrone and Anthony Cheung.

You’ll feel a sense of wonder as the music unfolds in Cerrone’s hypnotic Passagework, and you’ll be transported to the fantasy-inspired world of Cheung’s Holding Patterns.

Sit back and listen to gorgeous soul-stirring music, performed by a musician who gives everything when connecting with audiences.



Francois Couperin
Barricades MystÈrieuses

Christopher Cerrone
Passagework (2020)

Louis Couperin
Unmeasured Prelude in F

Anthony Cheung
Holding Patterns (2020)

Timo Andres
How Can I Live in Your World of Ideas

Kaija Saariaho
Ballade (2005)

Robert Schumann
Fantasiest¸cke, Op. 12 Warum?

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Sonata in E-flat, Op. 27, no. 1 ìQuasi una fantasiaî
     Allegro molto e vivace
     Adagio con espressione
     Allegro vivace


David Kaplan’s Programme Notes

COVID-19 Health and Safety

Music on Main looks forward to welcoming you back to the Fox Cabaret! In order to safely welcome all music lovers, our safety measures err on the side of caution. Thank you in advance for helping everyone feel comfortable and safe as we learn to listen together again to live music!