Richter/Uzur Duo bring chamber sounds to Pinedale, Big Piney
April 10th in Big Piney and April 11th & 12th in Pinedale
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
April 3, 2013
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council and Sublette County Library are proud to present the classical-crossover duo of Brad Richter and Viktor Uzur, the Richter/Uzur Duo, performing live in both Big Piney and Pinedale. The duo will perform in Big Piney on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm in the Big Piney Library and in Pinedale on Friday, April 12 at 7 pm in the Sublette County (Pinedale) Library Lovatt Room. Admission is free to both shows.
Viktor Uzur and Brad Richter met in 2005 when Brad was commissioned by Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where Viktor is cello professor, to write a concert length chamber piece (Navigating Lake Bonneville). The piece prominently featured cello and guitar, and as it developed, so too did a close friendship and a deep mutual respect that became the foundation for this collaboration.
Viktor and Brad are each classical musicians of the highest caliber with successful international solo careers and intensive training from two of the world’s most lauded musical institutions: The Moscow Conservatory and The Royal College of Music respectively. Their musical interests and abilities, however, are far from limited to classical music. In their teens and twenties, while developing into classical virtuosi, they cut their teeth in rock bands – Viktor as an electric guitarist and Brad as a guitarist and singer.
The Richter Uzur Duo may be unique in the way in which they combine classical, rock and folk music and themes into truly original new compositions as well as in the way in which they collaborate. Since October of 2008, The Richter Uzur Duo has appeared regularly on NPR broadcasts of American Public Media’s Performance Today.
In addition to their evening performances, the Duo will also perform two special senior shows in both sides of the county. They will perform at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton at 12 pm on Wednesday, April 10, and at the Sublette Center heritage Room in Pinedale on Thursday, April 11 at 2 pm. Both senior shows are open to the public. The duo will also perform outreach concert in both school districts.
The Richter/Uzur Duo performances are presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council with support in part from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes a great nation deserves great art, Sublette BOCES, SCSD #1, Western Sublette BOCES #9, WESTAF, the Sublette County Recreation Board, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, The Sublette Community Foundation, Shell Rocky Mountain, EnCana, BP, QEP Resources, Ultra and the Pinedale Travel and Tourism Commission.
For more information please visit www.pinedalefinearts.com or call 307-367-7322 - and be sure to find us on Facebook.