Aldo Abreu in Concert
Date: 4:00pm PST March 16 PDT Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Lewis & Clark College and Portland Chamber Orchestra present Aldo Abreu in Concert: A Solo Recorder Recital in Honor of Members of the Portland Little Chamber Orchestra on March 16 at 4:00 pm in Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis & Clark College. This event is FREE and open to the public.
The program starts with unaccompanied recorder music from all ages from medieval to contemporary, including music by Van Eyck, Virgiliano, Bach, Lavista and Berio. The program concludes with Vivaldi’s C major concerto RV 443 for sopranino recorder and strings. The string ensemble is a quintet of members of the Portland Chamber Orchestra led by PCO concert master Andrew Ehrlich.
Portland Chamber Orchestra has performed several concerts at Lewis & Clark College throughout the academic year, making its music widely accessible to the students. Founded in 1947 by Lewis & Clark professor and conductor Boris Sirpo, PCO was based on campus for many years and is the oldest incorporated chamber orchestra in the United States.
Award-winning performer, Aldo Abreu, has a strong tie to Lewis & Clark College and Portland Chamber Orchestra. His mother, cellist Janet Foxton, was a student at Lewis and Clark in 1956-57, during which time, she took lessons with Boris Sirpo and became a member of the Portland Chamber Orchestra and also the all women Portland Little Chamber Orchestra. This program on March 16 is presented to honor the members of the PLCO, many of whom plan to attend the event.
Abreu has taken the recorder and its repertoire to many prestigious venues throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and his native Venezuela. Since winning First Prize at the 1992 Concert Artists Guild Competition, Mr. Abreu has been heard in recitals at the Ambassador Auditorium in Los Angeles, the Gardner Museum in Boston, Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Hall in Chicago, Spivey Concert Hall in Atlanta, the Metropolitan Museum of Arts and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. Laureate of the Premio Flauto Dolce Competition (Germany) and the Concours Musica Antiqua (Belgium), Mr. Abreu has been featured at the Spoleto Festivals in the United States and Italy, the OK Mozart Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Recorder 2000 Festival in Armidale, Australia, and the Festival Music Society in Indianapolis. www.aldoabreu.com
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