The Composer and the Guitarist, a Performance by James Piorkowski
Friday, September 7, 2012, 8:30 pm
FREE for Members
$5 for non-members
For his Albright-Knox Art Gallery recital, Distinguished Professor James Piorkowski has composed a new work for solo classical guitar, inspired by the presence and scheduled lecture of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The new work is entitled Eucharisteo. This etymologically rich Greek term means “to give thanks,” and has at its roots the words charis, which means “grace,” and chara, which means “joy, gladness.” The intent of this new composition is to musically express and celebrate these beautiful concepts of the spirit: grace, joy, and thanksgiving. Eucharisteo will be given its world premiere during this performance at the Albright-Knox. Other works on the program will include Piorkowski’s compositions One Morning in Venice, Uraca, and Rolando.
Join us for this wonderful evening of music as Piorkowski presents the historical tradition of the classical guitarist/composer, performing work that spans three decades.
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