‘Return of the Russian’
Andreï Freïdine, the brilliant Franco-Russian Clarinettist and Christopher Hainsworth on Organ
The combination of clarinet and organ is unusual but surprisingly successful. They will be performing a deliciously varied programme for clarinet and organ chosen from Mozart’s Concerto and « Quintet », LaTraviata Fantasy, virtuoso Variations by Beethoven and Rossini, and « Se Canto » (the ‘National Anthem’ of the South of France), Jazz (Bechet, Goodman…) and especially exciting Klezmer highlights.
The 2014 NZ tour was such a success, with audiences alternately moved by the beauty of Andrei’s playing, staggered by his virtuosity and excited by his very lively performance of popular music, he has returned for another season.
This is an opportunity not to be missed. There may not be another chance.
For a taste see:
Admission by $20 donation. Proceeds to Organ Refurbishment Fund
Duration about 75 mins.
Put this date in your diary and come and support this very talented duo. Watch this space for more information in due course.
About the Artists
Christopher HAINSWORTH, distinguished New Zealand organist and long-term resident of the south of France, is known for his imaginative and entertaining programming. Formerly Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Music in Waikato University now Organist of Beziers Cathedral, has been free-lancing in Europe for 30 years. More here>.
Andreï FREÏDINE studied in Russia before moving to France, where he obtained his Premier Prix (1993) and Prix d’Excellence (1994) at the Versailles Conservatoire. He has performed in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and Russia. Andrei now teaches clarinet and Computer Music Studies at the Beziers Conservatoire. He also records a variety of artists in his studio and works on acoustic projects for Eurocontrole. More here>.
Further details from Brian Ellis email: firstname.lastname@example.org