Monday, May 18, 2015

Bradfield Festival of Music: Pianist Rebeca Omordia & Saxophonist Amy Dickson Perform 4 of Fred Onovwerosuoke's '24 Studies in African Rhythms' Wed. 24th June 2015

Rebeca Omordia and Fred Onovwerosuoke

This month, African Music Publishers released the premiere recording of Fred Onovwerosuoke's 24 Studies in African Rhythms, performed by pianist Peter Henderson, on AGCD 2504.  The studies which will be heard on Wednesday 24th June 2015 are: Ayevwiomo Dance 1, Ayevwiomo Dance 2, Sanza and Raging River.

The Bradfield Festival of Music,

Bradfield is a picturesque village 8 miles north-west of Sheffield city centre, and is within the boundary of the Peak District National Park. The Parish Church of St. Nicholas, where  the concerts take place, is a spectacular medieval, Grade 1 Listed Building blessed with excellent acoustics – it is featured in a recently published book on the 100 best churches in Britain.

The 2015 festival will run between Saturday 20th June to Saturday 27th June 2015.

Wednesday 24th June 2015 (£18)

Rebeca Omordia (piano) & Amy Dickson (saxophone)

Romanian born pianist, Rebeca Omordia has performed as a recitalist at venues around the world and more recently has worked as a duo partner with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber. Sharing the stage with Rebeca is Amy Dickson who made history by becoming the first saxophonist and the first Australian to win the 2013 MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year Classic Brit Award. Despite stiff competition from tenor Joseph Calleja, trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, it was her third album Dusk & Dawn, which reached the coveted No.1 position in the UK classical charts, that won her the award.

Milhaud, Darius (1892-1974) Scaramouche, Suite for Clarinet and Piano
Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849) Nocturne no. 2 in E flat major, Op.9 no.2
Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849) Impromptu in A flat major, Op.29
Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849) Scherzo no. 4 in E major, Op.54
Onovwerosuoke, Fred (b. 1960) 24 Studies in African Rhythms (Aye dances 1&2,Sanza, Raging River)
Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953) Piano Sonata no. 3 in A minor, Op.28 
Wiedoeft, Rudy (1893-1940) Valse Vanite
Piazzolla, Astor (1921-1992) Tango Etude, no. 10 in A
Ireland, John (1879-1962) Columbine (Scarlet Ceremonies)
Rachmaninov, Sergei (1873-1943) 10 Preludes, Op.23 (no 1,2,4,6,7)
Bozza, Eugene (1905-1991) Aria
Iturralde, Pedro (b. 1929) Pequena Czarda

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