Robert Wyatt is a Steinway Artist who has performed throughout the United States and internationally, gathering critical acclaim for sensitive and colorful solo and chamber music recitals. Featured on NPR and PBS broadcasts, Mr. Wyatt has also performed at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., Steinway Hall and 92Y Tribeca in New York, and Boston’s Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts. Robert has been a lecture/recitalist for the Smithsonian Institution for twenty years and served as an exhibition artist for the Smithsonian’s Piano 300 exhibition. His program at the Cultural Center will include scores of archival recordings and clips, as well as live performance. Although ragtime music was first heard at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, it took another seven years for the syncopated music to become the rage of the new century. Scott Joplin wrote the bulk of the most-remembered classical piano rags, but dozens of other composers vied for his reputation. Ragtime music was finished by 1917, the year that Joplin died. Come hear Dr. Robert Wyatt breathe new life into this old American tradition. $20. Complimentary refreshments. Call for reservations.