Ray Booth & Emilio Pieroni Set for Concerts at Kent Town's 16 Oct. Performance
The fourth community concert in the popular 2013 Concerts at Kent Town series commences at 2pm Wednesday 16 October. All concerts in the Concerts at Kent Town series are held in the historic Wesley Church Kent Town. Tickets are $8 and include afternoon tea.
Organist Dr Raymond Booth was born in New Zealand. He studied both piano and organ and mathematics, the latter concluding with a doctorate at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
In 1969, he accepted a position in mathematics at Flinders University in South Australia, retiring in 2007. He was Director of Music at the Clayton-Wesley Church, Norwood, from 1974 to 1987, and Director of Music at St David's Church, Burnside, since 1988.
Dr Booth's recent musical activities have included accompanying the Adelaide Harmony Choir, playing continuo for chamber music ensembles, and accompanying various solo singers and/or instrumentalists. He is currently Chairman of the Royal School of Church Music, SA Branch.
Dr Booth's program will feature compositions from the 17th to 20th centuries by JS Bach, César Franck, Edward Elgar, Malcolm Archer and Simon Lesley
Classical guitarist Emilio Pieroni is essentially a self-taught musician. At the age of 13 he was introduced to the classical guitar at the newly formed Canberra School of Music where he studied for his Bachelor of Arts (Music) after winning a music scholarship.
During the 1970's he began writing a sight reading guitar method and has adapted many ideas from this for use in piano teaching. This method is continually being developed since it was initiated in 2006.
For his program Emilio has concentrated on traditional classical guitar compositions including Air on the G String by JS Bach and music by C Petzold and Fernando Sor.
The final concert in the 2013 season will take place 2pm Wednesday 20 November with Peter Kelsall on Organ and Tasso Bouyessis, Tenor.