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Piano & Viola Recital at Noel Pointer Foundation, Brooklyn
Thursday June 17, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$20
“Consorto Accademico” An Evening of Viola & Piano Music
Pianist John Urban and Violist Dwayne Beach will be presenting a hybrid recital full of Viola and Piano works by Nicolò Paganini, William Walton, a living female composer Amanda Harberg and an original transcription of a gem for violin once forgotten by Cesar Espejo in their Consorto Accademico.
John Urban has performed as a soloist, collaborator and composer throughout the United States and beyond. He as held solo appearances in venues such as the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts (Jacksonville, FL), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple (Oak Park), the Centro Municipal Integrado Pumín (Gijon, Spain) and Symphony Center (Chicago), as well as for live television and radio. He has written and performed music for the stage, with his 2014 score to Silent Theatre Co.’s production of Nosferatu called “masterful” (Chicago Theatre Review) and “invaluable” (Chicago Reader). He is currently an active performer, teacher and director in New York City, with recent appearances in Music at Columbia University, the Triad Theatre, Rockwood Music Hall, St. John in the Village and Feinstein 54 Below.
Violist, dancer, composer Dwayne Beach, a Belizean American, is the first black musician to have played in the Sarajevska Filharmonija, the national Philharmonic orchestra in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Since being offered a seat in the orchestra in 2019, he has the chance to perform at Opera House at Katara Cultural Village in Doha, Qatar, Bosnia’s Nivea Fashion Week, and for the House of Grimaldi of Monaco. He has priorly performed in Italy, and all around the United States making appearances at Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Public Library Performance Series, Symphony Space, and Kennedy Center. Currently since the pandemic he moved back to New York where he is currently sharing his love for music as the Music Director of Noel Pointer Foundation to inner city students, motivating them to shoot for the stars and spending more time composing and performing original compositions.
*Live in person seats are available but limited. Virtual tickets access are unlimited.
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