Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre Presents Cellist Garfield Moore In Concert
Tickets for Mr. Moore and Ms. Sakurazawa's recital are $15, $10 for Students, and go on sale at the door one half hour prior to the concert. The theatre is located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill, NY. Don't miss the opportunity to hear these two master musicians in concert! For more information, visit the theatre online at BridgeSt.org.
Events at Bridge Street Theatre are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Cultural Fund administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.
Recent critical acclaim for Cellist Garfield Moore has drawn comparison with Rostropovitch, Piatigorsky, and the great Casals himself. From Carnegie Hall to Hungary's Bartok Festival Hall, he has been acknowledged a "master artist." An "auspicious" New York Recital Debut, world premiere performances and recordings, live solo broadcasts for New York Public Radio and solo tours have all met with exceptional praise. At the age of 13, Garfield Moore performed and recorded the world premiere of the Cello Concerto of the great English Cellist and Composer, Colin Hampton. Subsequent performances of Concertos of CPE Bach, Boccherini, Ibert and Dvorak all drew enthusiastic critical responses. Mr. Moore has also distinguished himself by reviving rarely heard and unknown works, enriching the solo cello repertoire. Moore has served as Principal Cellist for the Pacific Philharmonic, the Santa Cruz Symphony, the Alvin Ailey Ballet, Opera Ebony, the Universal Chamber Orchestra, the West End Symphony and the Musical Heritage Concert Society. Exciting recent events included the world premiere performance and recording of Allen Brings' "Duo for Cello & Piano". He has also inaugurated a number of prestigious concert series, including those of the Hillwood and Heckscher Museums, the BRIK Gallery and SUNY Musica Camerata.
Sakurazawa studied piano with Mariko Yamamoto and Henriette Puig-Roget (from the Conservatory of Paris) at Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo. She continued her studies with Aki Takahashi, a leading Japanese pianist, and debuted in Tokyo in 1996, performing pieces by Toru Takemitsu along with classical repertoire. Since then, Sakurazawa has performed throughout Japan both as soloist and in collaboration with other musicians. In the year 2000, she performed the world premiere of Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra by Richard Teitelbaum, with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. She premiered his Piano Tree for Piano and Computer at the Merce Cunningham Dance Company New Music Series and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. In 2005 she gave the world premiere performance of two unpublished piano works by Henry Cowell at the Bard Music Festival. She has collaborated extensively with composer Takashi Harada, virtuoso of the ondes martenot, at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Sendai Classic Music Festival in Japan, and the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco where her she was hailed as a "Superb Pianist," by the San Francisco Chronicle.