Five Boroughs Music Festival Opens 2018-19 Season with a Performance by Fire & Grace

Five Boroughs Music Festival Opens 2018-19 Season with a Performance by Fire & Grace

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) opens its 2018-19 season with a performance by duo Fire & Grace, featuring guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. Fire & Grace's programs explore the connective musical elements of classical, folk, and contemporary traditions from around the world, showcased through the duo's own arrangements. Concerts are held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at An Beal Bocht Café in Riverdale in collaboration with ClassicalCafé, with additional performances on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. atRockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 in Manhattan, and on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Alice Austen House in Staten Island.

Additional 5BMF performances in the 2018-19 season include An Empire of Silver & Gold: Music of 18th Century Latin America, an exploration of 18th century vocal and instrumental pieces from Latin American manuscript sources on November 5; the return of baroque virtuosi, Les Délices, in a new program entitled Songs Without Words on February 23 & 24; the award-winning all female Aizuri Quarteton March 22; a collaboration with pianist Martin Katz and the Brooklyn Art Song Society in Hugo Wolf: The Complete Mörike-Lieder on April 28, May 3 and 4; and concludes with two special programs celebrating LGBT composers and librettists in collaboration with the New York Festival of Song and the LGBT Community Center ("The Center") on June 11 and 25.

Program Information
FIRE & GRACE
Edwin Huizinga, violin
William Coulter, guitar

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
In collaboration with Classical Café
An Beal Bocht Café | 445 W 238th St | Riverdale, Bronx

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 | 196 Allen Street (entrance at 185 Orchard St) | Manhattan, NY
Please note: Rockwood is a 21 and overvenue. There is a 2 drink minimum for this event.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Alice Austen House | 2 Hylan Blvd. | St. George, Staten Island

Tickets:
Tickets range from $10 to $25 and can be purchased for the September 27th and 30th concerts on www.5bmf.org. Tickets for September 28th can be purchased via Rockwood Music Hall.

Program:
Prelude from Cello Suite #1 J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Music From Riverdance Bill Whelan (b. 1950)
Riverdance Jig
Excerpt from Corona
Chronos
Reel Around the Sun

The Liquid Gold Suite
Allemande - from Partita #2 J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Marga's Moment Brian Finnegan (b. 1969)
Courante J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
The Honeybee Jig Traditional Irish
Sarabande J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
The Quarter Inch Wick Kathleen Keane
Gigue J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
McLeod's Farewell Traditional Irish

An Daingean William Coulter (b. 1959)

Three Traditional Bulgarian Tunes Traditional Bulgarian
Kopanitsa - Dance
Polognala e Todora - Love Song
Kopanitsa - Dance

"L'inverno (Winter)" from The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Allegro Non Molto
Largo
Allegro

About Fire & Grace
Fire & Grace is an eclectic collaboration between guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. This unique duo explores the connective musical elements of classical, folk, and contemporary traditions from around the world. Fire & Grace's repertoire is vast, ranging from Bach to Vivaldi, tango to Celtic tunes, traditional Bulgarian to American fiddle tunes and waltzes, all played with a sense of discovery and commitment to the elements of passion and virtuosity - fire and grace - found in these diverse traditions. Recent and upcoming performances have included engagements at the Carmel Bach Festival, the Mozaic Festival, the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, the Electric Earth Concerts, the Monterey Museum of Art, and with Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas. In March and April 2017, Fire & Grace toured to New Zealand with appearances at the UPSURGE Festival, the Festival of Colour, and the New Zealand School of Music. The group's self-titled debut album combines melodies from Argentina, Bulgaria, and Western Europe with dance elements from baroque and folk musical traditions.

William Coulter plays a custom Brazilian Rosewood OMG built by the Santa Cruz Guitar Company and plays exclusively on strings by D'addario.

Photo Credit: Jen Toole

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