From the Faraway Nearby at the Chelsea Schubert Festival in London, September 11

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The Longford Brown Piano Duo will give the London premiere of the full suite of my pieces for piano four-hands From the Faraway Nearby, inspired by paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe on September 11 at 7:30 PM as part of the Chelsea Schubert Festival. (Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London SW1X 9BZ; Tickets: £15 (£12 concessions) available in advance: 020 2230 7270)

The concert program will also include Schubert’s Grand Duo Sonata in C, D 812 and selections from Schmitt’s Feuillets de Voyage, Op 26

Earlier this year, the duo competed in the semi-finals of the Dranoff International Two-Piano Competition in Miami. They wrote in their publicity for this concert at the Chelsea Schubert Festival, “This concert will include the London premiere performance of a fantastic set of pieces by the American composer Charles B. Griffin (now resident in Latvia), From the Faraway Nearby: Homage to Georgia O’Keeffe. We love this music – it’s hypnotic, provocative and audacious and we are looking forward to welcoming the composer to this concert.” I leave for London tomorrow!

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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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