Sunday, December 2, 2007

New York Premiere of Fred Onovwerosuoke's “Meditation for Darfur”, Jan. 26, 2008

[Fred Onovwerosuoke, composer; Lori-Kaye Miller, mezzo-soprano; Marlon Daniel, conductor]

Dance Revolutions is a concert of ballet music for chamber orchestra, to be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2008 in the Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 69th Street, New York City. Lori-Kaye Miller, mezzo-soprano, will perform with Ensemble du Monde, led by Marlon Daniel, conductor.

Works on the program are:

Onovwerosuoke Meditation for Darfur (NY premiere)
Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring
Manuel de Falla
El Amor Brujo (1915)

Ghanaian composer Fred Onovwerosuoke has written Meditation for Darfur (2006) on the theme of the humanitarian tragedy in the Darfur Region of Sudan. Dr. Onovwerosuoke's career and compositions are detailed, along with a list of CDs and MP3 samples, on his home page: His Member Bio at the website of the American Composers Forum is: In addition to his work as a composer, Fred Onovwerosuoke is a conductor, musicologist and cross-cultural educator.

Following Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo will be presented in its original 1915 version, which is not often heard. The soloist will be the African American mezzo-soprano Lori-Kaye Miller.

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