Internationally acclaimed as a composer, pianist, and improviser, Donal Fox's "Homage to Lenny" celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s Birth and "Anniversaries with Lenny", commissioned and performed by pianist Lara Downes, was showcased by Front Row Boston Live at WGBH Fraser Performance Studio, June 4th, 2018.
On October 23, 2007, Mr. Fox performed a live concert broadcast from our Fraser Performance studio. The broadcast was made possible by a generous gift from the Helen G. Hauben Foundation.
Donal Fox expertly fuses jazz, Afro-Latin and classical idioms into intricate new works and electrifying performances. Praised by The Boston Globe as “unique and utterly commanding,” Fox de- and reconstructs Bach, Piazzolla, Schumann, Monk, Schoenberg and more, adding propulsive grooves and using composed themes as springboards for glorious improvisational flights that blend baroque with bebop, twelve-tone techniques with twelve-bar blues.
Variations on Themes by Piazzolla
Improvisations on Schumman's "Kliene Studie"
Invetions in Clave
Steve Schwartz, producer
Alan Mattes, engineer