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Vernacular Dances by Charles Griffin

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Jeffrey James <[log in to unmask]>

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Vernacular Dances by Charles Griffin to be Performed by Pianist Hugh
Sung in Pennsylvania on February 3

Charles Griffin's Vernacular Dances will be performed as part of a
recital by pianist Hugh Sung on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 7:00 PM at
the Darlington Arts Center, 977 Shavertown Road in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania.
Other works on the program will be 3 Preludes by John Carollo, Poulenc's
The Story of Babar and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Vernacular Dances was premiered at Steinway Hall, New York in 1996 and
has been recorded for both the Capstone and Innova labels.  A video of
Mr.  Sung performing Vernacular Dance No.  1 is available at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DvW4ud9k9-x8.

For tickets and more information about the February 3 performance, please
contact the Darlington Arts Center at 610 358 3632 or visit them online
at http://www.darlingtonarts.org/.

Hugh Sung is a Philadelphia-based pianist who has been an active soloist
and chamber musician since his debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra at
the age of 11.  He is now a professor at the Curtis Institute of music
and has performed in major venues around the world from Carnegie Hall
to The National Gallery of Art, and was featured on NPR's nationally
syndicated Performance Today.  Visit his homepage at http://www.hughsung.com.

Charles Griffin is an American composer currently living in Latvia. 
A native New Yorker, his works have been regularly performed throughout
the U.S. as well as Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe and Asia
in such venues as Merkin and Weill Recital Halls in NYC and Washington
D.C.'s Kennedy Center and SpoletoUSA, Aspen, and International Cervantino
Festivals.  He has received grants from ASCAP, Meet the Composer's
Commissioning Music/USA, Queens Council on the Arts and New Dramatists,
and commissions from Ethos Percussion Group, the Piedmont Choirs, and
the Dale Warland Singers, among others.  His work has been included on
several CDs and has regularly been aired on major radio stations in the
U.S.  His 'Agnus Dei' was recently included on the program with which
the Peninsula Women's Chorus of Palo Alto, California captured Third
Prize in the Bela Bartok International Choir Competition in Debrecen,
Hungary.  Read his new From the Faraway Nearby blog on Sequenza 21 at
http://www.sequenza21.com/latvia/ and his newsletter of the same name
at http://www.jamesarts.com/releases/oct06/CG_nws_100206.htm.  You can
also hear a marvelous new Noizepunk & Das Krooner interview with him at
http://www.kalvos.org/nkshows.html.

His several residencies have included Faith Partners, an interfaith
residency at three major houses of worship in New York City funded by
the Wolfensohn Family Foundation, where he composed four choral works
for the three institutions, another choral residency at New York's Frank
Sinatra High School for the Arts, and most recently, during the summer
2004 at the VI International Festival for Young Latvian Musicians, in
Ogre, Latvia.  Much more about him at his website -
http://www.charlesgriffin.net/.

For more information about Charles Griffin, contact Jeffrey James Arts
Consulting at 516-586-3433 or [log in to unmask]

Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
Website: http://www.jamesarts.com

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