Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Nyaho/Garcia Piano Duo Begins Tour With Works of Onovwerosuoke & Walker in Louisiana Feb. 4

[Dr. William Chapman Nyaho & Susanna Garcia of the Nyaho/Garcia Duo]

January 20, 2009
“Duo-pianists William Chapman Nyaho and Susanna Garcia will begin their four-state tour at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Ducrest-Gilfrey Auditorium of Angelle Hall on the University of Louisiana Lafayette campus. The duo will perform a work written for them by Nigerian composer Fred Onovwerosuoke.  The program will also feature other works by composers of the African Diaspora and Latin American composers. Other composers whose works will be performed are New Orleans jazz artist Alvin Batitste and Lafayette’s Jonathan Kulp. Guest artist Eric Taylor will join them in a performance of George Walker’s 'Five Fancies for Clarinet and Piano.' Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students; and free for UL students, faculty and staff. Information: 482-6016.” 

The Nyaho/Garcia Duo is committed to performing music of composers of African or Hispanic heritage, as well works of contemporary, American and women composers. The Duo has a recording to its credit as well: Aaron Copland: Music for Two Pianos, Centaur 2405 (1998).  [William Chapman Nyaho and George Walker are profiled at AfriClassical.com]

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