Interview with Paul Safar
I’m very proud to be conducting the Cherry Blossom Musical Arts orchestra in the world premiere of Paul’s Concerto for Electric Guitar and Chamber Orchestra as well as the Oregon premiere of my arrangement of Duke Ellington’s Single Petal of a Rose. I did a brief interview with Paul about his new work that you can read below. This project, culminating in a concert on Feb 10, is a monumental undertaking, for which preparation has been going on for many months. If you are in the Eugene area, you must be there!
Here are the details of the concert: “Art Music Live in the 21st Century II” February 10, 2011 Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter Street, Eugene, 7:30 pm -World premiere of Concerto for Electric Guitar and Chamber Orchestra by Eugene composer Paul Safar, with soloist Olem Alves -Single Petal of a Rose for jazz orchestra, by Eugene composer and trumpet player Douglas Detrick – Micro-Dramatic Songs by Portland composer and sound artist Dan Senn, performed by Soprano Nancy Wood, accompanied by Paul Safar
- -A Quartet in Red, Black and Blue for String Quartet
- -Fly On: Variations on a theme by Jimi Hendrix for solo piano written and performed by Eugene composer Paul Safar.