An iPad at the Ordway

My piano student Lisa and I attended a Schubert Club concert at the Ordway in January featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan. The concert was a delight on every level. Weilerstein brought well-deserved star status but the performance was not a soloist + accompanist affair; it was a true partnership and a great evening of music making.

There was another ‘player’ on the stage that evening, an iPad in place of the music desk; a silent partner which, by being nearly invisible, avoided the usual page-turning sideshow. From our perch facing straight on in the upper balcony we couldn’t see the iPad at first and we questioned the wisdom of playing such a demanding duo program without music. But then I saw it and thought, “Well, there you have it, the iPad has arrived!” Continue reading