2018 Tour

Regarding next years recital ring, a launch in Detroit starting in early February will begin the two-month 2018 multi-city tour. The cities on the agenda are as follows:

First Leg (Eastern US & Europe)

February 9,  Scarab Club (Detroit) | $5
February 11 - Weiler Concert Hall (NYC) | $10
February 14 - Le Carmen (Paris*) | 20 €
February 16 - 1901 Arts Club - Salon (London*) | £10
February 20 - New School of Music (Boston) | $10
February 24 - Scholes Street Studio (NYC)  | $20
Feburary 26 - The College of Physicians (Philadelphia) | $10
February 28 - Gallery345 (Toronto*) | $20

-Interval-

Second Leg (Western US)

March 20 - WSU Comm. Arts Auditorium (Detroit) | $10
March 23 - TBA (Chicago) | $10
March 26 - Recital Hall Washington University (St. Louis) | $10
March 28 - Meany Auditorium (Seattle) | $10
March 30 - bluewhale lounge (LA) | $20

-End of Tour-

 

Bolded Venues feature Non-Classical performances (also includes alcohol), Italicized venues are tentative or waiting for the greenlight. Asterisked venues are out of country (US) performances.

The Turning Point & The Silver Lining

After what was prepared to be a great beginning came to a halt. Again.

But that will not stop me from making the move to get where I want to be. In the next update, post, you'll see the launch and ticket sales for my multi-city tour in selected cities: Detroit, NYC, Boston, St. Louis, Seattle, LA, and introducing Paris (FR) and Toronto (CA). There's still debate of rather Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, San Francisco, and London (UK) should make the cut. Only time will tell.

There's a motive behind this, but I'll reveal that in time.

 

Love,
Louis

HOUR Magazine Featurette

It's finally here!

I've been sitting on this since mid-October, my debut at Orchestra Hall is being featured in this months issue of Hour Magazine. As featured on page 88 (fitting to say the least!), my recital programme will consist of selections by Liszt, Chopin, and Rachmaninov.

Tickets on sale now for $20 General Admssion, $10 for Students and Seniors

Coming soon to Vimeo

In anticipation of my recital debut at Orchestra Hall, I will be venturing to Chicago from November 30th through December 4th to film a promotional recital to further boost ticket sales. 

The program will consist of 4-5 full-length videos available elusively on Vimeo (and to be uploaded to Youtube the following week). The program is as follows:

Hungarian Rhapsodies
S. 244, Nos. 3 - 5

Deux Légendes, S. 175
St. François d'Assise: La prédication aux oiseaux
St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots

Production will take place at PianoForte Studios - December 1, 2017.

Paris Preview

14 Fevrier 2018

Le pianiste américain, Louis Vaspar, lance ses débuts à l'étranger dans son récital d'avant-première spécial composé de Rachmaninov et Chopin!

Réception spéciale après-spectacle avec moi en appréciant des cocktails, de la musique et des questions et réponses en français et en anglais.

Programme:

En Avril, à Paris -- Charles Trenet
Cello Etude -- Chopin
Une barque sur l'Ocean -- Ravel

Entr'acte

Variations of a Theme of Chopin -- Rachmaninov
Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 -- Rachmaninov

Toccata in F-sharp minor -- Bach (Finale)

Jazz EP in the works

While preparing for classical recitals and an album to follow, there's also another project in the works; my EP Midnight which features songs recorded in January from the arrested Smoke in my Soul session in Brooklyn. 

Midnight will feature vocals, retooled originals, unreleased pieces, covers and a special rendition of "Le Talkie Walkie" by Serge Gainsbourg in the original French. The EP will hold 7 songs and is on pre-order for $5 on BandCamp!

Tracklist

  1. Sweet
  2. Punctuated Performance
  3. Le Talkie Walkie
  4. Barumba
  5. Moonlit Haze
  6. Striptease
  7. Scherzando!
    BONUS: Obsession

Rebelle au Diable

As of July 14th, concert debut Louis le Diable has been postponed what was originally on an indefinite status. As of today, the date has been moved to December 22nd, just days before my 26th birthday.

As a result, the theme no longer fits and the entire program is being scrapped and turned into an album to be recorded next summer.

I'll keep you posted both here and on my facebook page.

Endowment Fund, Archives Update, and 2018 Tour (etc.)

So many new things in the works from behind the scenes to this very website!

First, the Louis Vaspar Endowment Fund will be started to funding tours, concerts, upcoming albums, and a physical address to run these proceedings through.

Next, the Archives will serve as a revamp of this websites "timeline" in detail, elaborating on the lost footage, found documentation and footage. Currently unearthing some findings to add to the page.

The 2018 Tour, will begin after the debut at Orchestra Hall but will only go forth should the show be a success. For starts, there will be a multi-point tour in the US in only 5 cities; Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, and New York City. Further points: Ann Arbor, Cleveland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland, and [Nova Scotia] have been reserved for another time; also factoring if this ring of recitals are a success. Between this will be a studio recital "A Benediction in Solitude" consisting of pieces by Liszt and Chopin.

Following the tour in 2018 are as follows; a live non-classical concert at the Village Vanguard and an international debut show in Paris with the select-area release of a special project. 

With all of this excitement, I am afraid I have to stop myself here for more good things to come!

 

Stay tuned.

Female Animal (Single)

The official coming out of Louis Vaspar and his pet pussy.

In the next few weeks (or sooner) Louis will release his single "Female Animal" re-created from the original piece of the same name written by Clay Pitts in 1970. While the release of "Bite your Cigarettes gathered no attention, the album is being re-visited for studio work to add the melodies and unfinished pieces that never got completed in post-production.

Stay tuned.