Music from Around the World, Bayan and Organ

Sunday, 23 September 2007, at 4 pm
at St. Francis Episcopal Church

Bayan player Marko Petricic and organist Lee Barlow will present "Music from Around the World" on Sunday 23 September, 4 pm at St. Francis Episcopal Church, located at 1525 Mulberry Street, Zionsville, IN. Music includes works by Albeniz, Zolotaryov, J. S. Bach, Monnikendam, Bridge, and Dinicu. The concert is free and open to the public.

The bayan is an instrument that has a similar operating principle and design to the accordion. The most notable difference is in the design of the right hand keyboard; instead of the piano-like keys of the accordion, the bayan has five rows of buttons. It was invented in Russia in 1870, and during the last fifty years a great body of literature has been composed for this instrument worldwide. Consequently, the increased quality and quantity of music has led to a number of excellent performers that have elevated the status of the accordion from a purely folk instrument to a legitimate concert instrument.

As an accomplished bayan-accordion performer, Marko Petricic has won awards at International competitions in Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia, and the United States. He has performed for the Yugoslav National Radio and Television, and more recently, with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. His passion for various musical genres led to a concert of Spanish and South American music for the Embassy of Spain in Puerto Rico, as a result of a prize won at the Latin American Music Center competition at Indiana University. Furthermore, Marko Petricic performs Balkan folk music together with Mathieu NČvČol, an exceptional violinist from the Paris Orchestra, France.

Mr. Barlow has been organist/choirmaster at St. Francis Episcopal Church and assistant organist at St. Luke Catholic church since 1999. He completed his MM in organ performance under the instruction of Larry Smith and also received the Performer's Certificate. He has played concerts in Mississippi, Tennessee, Indiana, and St. Patrick Cathedral, NY.

A reception will follow the concert. The concert is free and open to the public; however, free will donations will be cheerfully accepted. For more information about this event, please call A. Lee Barlow, Music Director at (317) 873-4377.

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