Wednesday, April 26, 2017

'Kaleidoscope of Dance' and a piano concert at 2017 Romanza Festivale

Celebrate the art of dance during the Romanza Festivale of the Arts. Kaleidoscope of Dance will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine.  Kaleidoscope Of Dance will perform along with other local dance groups: Noise Complaint; Flamenco Perspective; 3'N Motion; Blue World Dance Company; Dancing with Victoria; Pedro Menendez High School; Sara Camacho; SJCCA Dance at St. Augustine High School; Freddick Bratcher and Company; Honey Burton and Stephen Mahood; St. Augustine Dance Conservatory; Ancient City Sirens; and Florida School of the Arts.

Approximately 175 dancers, representing age ranges from middle school through senior citizen, will perform 18 dance numbers.  Genres include ballet, tap, ballroom, belly dance, jazz, hip hop and contemporary.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased in advance. Tickets also will be available at the door prior to the performance.

Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers will present a varied program of music for piano four hands and solo piano. Praised as a "diva of the piano" (Salt Lake City Tribune), Marina Lomazov has performed throughout the US, Europe, South America and China. She was the first pianist to be awarded the Artist Diploma at the Eastman School of Music in nearly two decades.

The piano concert will being at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11 in the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustin. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance.

Praised for his "unflappable virtuosity," Joseph Rackers has performed throughout the US, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany and Spain.  Each hold the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music and both serve on the piano faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Music.

The program spans many musical styles and expressions.  The evening will begin with a performance of the Mozart Sonata in C Major and close with three movements from Petrushka composed by Stravinsky for piano four hands.  Each artist will present a solo section which includes works by Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Kapustin.  After the intermission, the program will continue with the “Fantasie in F minor” by Schubert and the “Dolly Suite” by Faure'.

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