From the Faraway Nearby in the Autumn Chamber Music Festival, October 12

tete-a-tete-mazs.jpg The piano duo Antra and Normunds Viksne is performing the entire suite of my piano four-hand work From the Faraway Nearby as part of the Fall Chamber Music Festival (a 10-day, annual festival in Riga and its environs of some 20 concerts featuring some of the best musicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) on October 12 at 7PM at the Valmiera Music School in Valmiera, Latvia. The other composers on the program are Juris Abols, Arvo Part, and Arthur Benjamin.

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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