US DEBUT – IVETA APKALNA, Organist, Sunday at Davies Symphony Hall

Iveta Apkalna, renowned Latvian organist, brings the music of Bach, Liszt, Jongen, and Prokofiev to the great Ruffatti

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

Iveta Apkalna has appeared in concerts throughout the world, including Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Cologne, Dortmund, Essen, and Bremen. In 2007, she made her Berlin Philharmonic debut in Hector Berlioz’ Te Deum under the direction of Claudio Abbado. She is a frequent guest at leading European festivals including Lockenhaus Festival, Bremen; Georg Friedrich Händel Festival; Music Festival, Halle; Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, and Schwetzinger Festival. Iveta has been honored with the Johann Sebastian Bach prize, the Latvian Great Music Award in 2003 for special accomplishments in music. In 2005 she became the first organist to receive the ECHO Klassik, as “Best Performing Artist”.
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THE PROGRAM
Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Liszt (transcribed by Jean Guillou): Prometheus
Thierry Escaich: Evocation II
Aivars Kalejs: Toccata on the Chorale “Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr”
Jongen: Toccata; Sonata eroica
Ēriks Ešenvalds: Fantasia
Prokofiev (transcribed by Jean Guillou): Toccata

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Add this recording by Iveta Apkalna to your Classical Library:
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TRUMPET & ORGAN – Iveta Apkalna is featured with trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich. Selections include Dialogue for Trumpet and Organ, Op. 50 by Julien-François Zbinden; Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op. 29: Passacaglia by Dmitri Shostakovich; Paths for Trumpet Solo, Op. 50 by Toru Takemitsu, and more.

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Seán Martinfield
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Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”, which is being prepared for publication. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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