Monday, July 4, 2016

BONJ TO PRESENT SPECIAL CONCERT FEATURING PIANIST/COMPOSER JOHN FRANEK

BONJ's Special Concert

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Past, Present, Eternal

WHEN: Sunday - July 10, 2016, 3:00 PM
WHERE:
First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ.
http://baroqueorchestra.org/content/past-present-eternal

Featuring Pianist/Composer John Franek (above left, with Maestro Robert Butts)

  • Studies at Westminster Choir College
  • First Place Winner Piano Composition Competition
  • Finalist in Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition
  • Performs Carillon Concerts in Princeton
  • Composed score for film Puzzles for Mary
  • Composed Concerto for Carillon and Electronics
  • Released album Night Music in February 2016
  • Composed music for Inner Symmetries

"My Lament for Many Strings is a modern interpretation of Henry Purcell's iconic opera aria 'Dido's Lament,' formally known as 'When I am Laid in Earth.'  The piece follows the natural structure and melody of the original aria but presents the melody in a new sound world composed of a vastly larger harmonic range. My Concerto is characterized by its Neo-Baroque counterpoint and concerto form." —John Franek, 2016

Program

  • Alessandro Scarlatti - Sinfonia to La Giuditta
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Bouree & Badinerie
  • Robert W. Butts - Once I Was Young
  • Robert W. Butts - A Friend and More and Laughter in Their Voices (lyrics by Andrew Masini)
  • Robert W. Butts - Concerto for Bassoon and Strings
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Piano Concerto in F Minor
  • John Franek - Lament for Many Strings
  • John Franek - Concert Fantasy in F minor
  • John Franek - Seine Interlude
  • John Franek - Concerto for Keyboard and Strings

Soloists

  • Timothy Maureen Cole – Soprano
  • Laura Ferraro – Flute
  • Andrew Pecota – Bassoon
  • John Franek - Piano