Arts at St. John’s: Allison Kiger & Oren Fader
Sunday, April 07, 2019, 3:00 pm
GREAT MUSIC IN A GREAT PLACE!
St. John's Lutheran Church
37 S. 5th Street in Allentown
Programs are open to the public and free of charge.
Free-will donations are graciously accepted.
Allison Kiger, flute | Allentown Symphony Orchestra
Oren Fader, guitar | Guest Musician
P R O G R A M
KUSNIAK Monhegan Suite
FAURÉ Sicilienne from Pelleas et Melisande
TAKEMITSU Towards the Sea
BEASER Mountain Songs
LAURO Three Venezualan Waltzes
PIAZZOLLA L’Histoire du Tango
MÉRLIN Evocacion y Joropo
Flutist Allison Kiger has been the Second Flute with the Allentown Symphony for over 12 years. She has also performed in the Lehigh Valley with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia and the Concord Chamber Singers and regularly with the South Florida Symphony, and the Garden State Philharmonic, and also occasionally with the Binghamton Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, Chelsea Symphony, Springfield Symphony (MA) and the New Jersey Symphony. She also played over 100 concerts with the late Jens Nygaard in the Jupiter Symphony. Allison has degrees in flute performance from Indiana University, McGill University, and the Royal Academy of Music, and was the Winner of the San Diego Flute Guild Young Artist Competition. Currently, she is Flute Soloist and Curator of the New Composers Program at the Bar Harbor Music Festival in Maine.
Oren Fader is much in demand as a solo guitarist and New York City chamber musician. He has performed hundreds of concerts with a wide range of classical and new music groups, including the Met Chamber Ensemble (directed by James Levine), New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, and many more. He has premiered or recorded over 200 solo and chamber works with guitar, including compositions by Babbitt, Wuorinen, Machover, Biscardi, Currier, Naito, and many others. Recent performance highlights include two seasons at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and tours around the globe with his chamber group Poetica Musica, performing in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Copenhagen, Iceland, Gayana, Israel, Jordan, and Tajikistan. Mr. Fader can be heard on over 45 commercial recordings, in repertoire ranging from the 16th Century (Dowland) to the 21st (Carter). Mr. Fader received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Purchase and his Master of Music degree from Florida State University. His major teachers include David Starobin and Bruce Holzman. Since 1994 Mr. Fader has been on the guitar and chamber music faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.