Peter King joins Hackman, Mendelssohn Choir in music of Dylan Jan. 25-28

Hi Everyone, 

I’m thrilled to be part of the world premiere of renowned conductor/composer/arranger/mash-up artist Steve Hackman’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’," featuring the music of Bob Dylan. I’ll be accompanying a hundred voices of the Mendelssohn Choir and…

The Beatles in Their Prime

This summer, I'm teaching several lecture/demonstration classes on The Beatles, including a five-class course called "The Beatles in Their Prime: Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper,"  at the University of Pittsburgh's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, main campus. While this…

Quiet Fire - The Music of James Taylor

                                                              Photo/Timothy White

 

James Taylor is back with an excellent CD of new original material, "Before This World," just released in June. This summer, I'm teaching several lecture/demonstration classes on JT past and present, including a five-class course…

Second Git Outta Yer Basement! announced for Sunday, April 19

The second Git Outta Yer Basement! guitar recital will take place at Beans 'n' Cream Sunday, April 19, 1-3 p.m. Already, Peter King's students are practicing feverishly to craft performances that will amaze, delight and astound you -- or your…
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Git Outta Yer Basement!

Nine of my students were brave enough to perform at the first Git Outta Yer Basement recital at Aspinwall Beans 'n' Cream last Sunday. While most had never performed in public before, they not only survived, but thrived before a…
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What I've been listening to: Newer Paul Simon

I gave a presentation on Paul Simon's music Sunday at the Cooper-Siegel Library in Fox Chapel, Pa. Naturally, along with reading a lot about Simon over the last month or so, I've been listening to all his music -- from…
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Getting there, but still "under construction"

Hello to All,

At last (as the old song goes), my new Website is up and running. The old one was static for way too long. My apologies if you clicked on it and found news of concerts from six…