Viksnes Piano Duo perform From the Faraway Nearby in Riga on November 16

foto.jpgThe piano duo Antra and Normunds Viksne will give a repeat perfomance of their program War and Peace, which includes the entire suite of my piano four-hand work inspired by paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe From the Faraway Nearby at the Bolderāja School of Music and Art in Riga (31 Stūrmaņu Street) on November 16 at 5PM. The other composers on the program are Juris Ābols, Arvo Pärt, 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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