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Left Alone Rhapsody

LI Premiere | May 19, 2024 at 7pm

Left Alone Rhapsody: The Musical Memoir of Pianist John Bayless

LI Premiere Screening: Sunday, May 19 at 7pm

“It’s always miraculous watching the human spirit transcend great adversity.  People need to see this film. To be inspired by his courage and determination. To see how far John can go and what he can achieve in his life’s second act.”



At 25, Leonard Bernstein protégé John Bayless made his Carnegie Hall debut performing Rhapsody in Blue. His jaw-dropping technical prowess initiated a 30-year concert and recording career. At 54, a left-brain stroke immobilized his entire right side.  The music stopped.  John’s magical “first act” disappeared.

The award-winning documentary Left Alone Rhapsody chronicles John’s rise from four-year-old Texas prodigy to international stardom; his post-stroke struggle to transcend paralysis; and the indomitable spirit driving him to reinvent himself as a one-handed musician and storyteller.

The film’s showing is a homecoming of sorts, marking the fifth anniversary of John’s 2019 One Hand One Heart concert at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater.  Landmark patrons will recognize portions of that concert in the film.  

Following the film, enjoy a brief live performance by John Bayless. 

A portion of the proceeds from each regular ticket will go to the John Bayless Fund for Brain Research.


A VIP experience is also available with a donation of $250 – limited to the first 20 people who make their donations.
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Tickets are not refundable but may be exchanged for credit of the base price (excluding fees) toward a future performance. Notify the Box Office of your intention to exchange tickets at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Tickets returned with less than 24 hours notice prior to the performance may be donated back to Landmark as a tax deduction. You will receive a letter acknowledging your donation. Credits must also be redeemed within the next season after the original ticket date. Programs are subject to cancellation or change. If a program is canceled, ticket price will be refunded.

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