Classical Guitarist Duo featured at Orchestra’s Golden Anniversary
May 18 2012 8 pm Lightner Museum
May 20 2012 3 pm PV United Methodist Church
James and Sylvia Kalal, acoustic guitarists from Ohio, have been touring extensively, playing for diverse audiences in the U.S. James has concertized in England, France, Austria, Italy, and Spain. Together they have produced more than 30 CDs of guitar music. Their latest is titled “Guitar Greats in Concert”. For their performance at the St. Augustine Community Orchestra concert’s 50th Anniversary celebration they will play Antonio Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D.
Commissioned music will honor St. Augustine Orchestra
A new work by guest Composer-Conductor Bob Moore will be a featured piece on the St. Augustine Community Orchestra’s concert programs on May 18th and May 20th. It is titled “Aurelia” and was written especially for the orchestra in honor of its 50th anniversary being celebrated this year. Conductor William McNeiland invited Mr. Moore to conduct his new work in these special anniversary concert performances.
Mr. Moore chose the title “Aurelia” for his composition since that is the Latin word for “golden”, and it seemed appropriate for a celebration of the orchestra’s 50th anniversary. The music of “Aurelia” is both lively and optimistic. It is intended to reflect the orchestra’s pride in having reached this important milestone, and in having provided enjoyable musical programs for St. Augustine area audiences every year since 1961.
Mr. Moore has published 200 choral and instrumental works. Many are recorded on 6 CD’s now available; and they are also published in various church denominations’ hymnals. For 20 years he served as Director of Liturgical Music at San Jose Catholic Church in Jacksonville, FL. From 2005 to 2008 he was Director of Music Ministry at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine where he co-founded the St. Augustine Music Festival with Jorge Peňa. Currently Mr. Moore is Music Director for St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. An accomplished pianist, Mr. Moore also performs jazz and experimental music with percussionist Tony Steve. Together, they are noted for their live silent film performances, providing creative music to accompany selected silent films.
Additionally, the orchestra will play a newly orchestrated piece by Dorothy Gaynor Blake titled “Irish Dance”, orchestrated by John Dupuis of Sanford, FL. Mrs. Blake was a composer, music educator, and pianist whose career spanned 60 years. She was recently honored by being inducted into Missouri’s “Outstanding Women of Missouri”, a featured display at the Missouri State Capitol sponsored by the State of Missouri where she lived from 1893 to 1967.
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