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Eugene Friesen Music

 

 

Guest Conductor/Soloist

Eugene is available as guest conductor and/or soloist with string orchestra or full orchestra.

Drawing on original compositions and arrangements, and new writing from a wide variety of sources, Eugene's insight into playing jazz, swing, and world music on stringed instruments reveal a new and rhythmic facet of a string orchestra. In addition, Eugene's original compositions for cello and strings - Humpback Harmony, Mbira and Dances of Rasputin - present an innovative use of the cello as a solo instrument in the context of a string orchestra concert.

Program:
World on a String - features styles from around the world in music which conveys the unique rhythmic, harmonic and melodic personality of Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Armenia, Zimbabwe, Russia, Inner Mongolia, Ireland, Japan and the United States.

Original works for cello and full orchestra:
Cellophant (@11 min.) - from Grasslandia, Cellophant is a tribute to the African elephant.
Good Providence - (@9 min.) for cello, baritone voice and orchestra - a tribute to Eugene's mother, Good Providence begins with a dark Russian theme tortured by war, spills into a joyous Irish wedding day and is unified by a Biblical text and prayer. Recording features the Tulare County Symphony conducted by David André, Milton Friesen baritone soloist, and Eugene on cello.

 

 

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