Weaving Olden Dances in Germany, October 16 & 17

thuringerConductor Barbara Day Turner of the San José Chamber Orchestra will lead the Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt through two performances of two movements from my Weaving Olden Dances: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra on October 16 at 7:30 PM at the Meininger Hof in Saalfeld and October 17 at 7:30 PM at the Großes Haus in Rudolstadt, Germany.

Also on the program is Walter Leigh’s Concertino for Harpsichord and String Orchestra, Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony, and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5.

»Weaving Olden Dances« schuf Charles B. Griffin einen überraschenden Mix aus Rhythmen und Formstilen unterschiedlichster Epochen und Kulturen – vom Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit. Inspiriert von Johann Sebastian Bach, fand der New Yorker in der Barocksuite die geeignete Form, um Musikstile der ganzen Welt zu verbinden. Der zweite und der vierte Satz dieser Suite werden zum ersten Mal in Europa in diesem Sinfoniekonzert unter der Leitung von Barbara Day Turner zu hören sein.

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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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