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Oliver Brett (organ/piano) and Dan Hively (horn): Beethoven2020 Project

Date & Time: Friday March 13, 7:30  p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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Program

Ludwig van Beethoven: Horn Sonata
Allegro moderato
Poco adagio, quasi andante
Rondo – Allegro moderato

Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 4 for organ (Movts 3 & 4)
Allegretto
Allegro maestoso

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat K. 447
Allegro
Romanze (Larghetto)
Allegro

Franz Schubert: Impromptu in G flat Op. 90 No. 3

Robert Schumann: Drei Fantasiestücke Op. 111

About the Artists

Born in Kent in the UK in 1985, Oliver Brett was educated as a music and academic scholar at Tonbridge School and then as organ scholar of King’s College, Cambridge from where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in music. Since then, he has held positions at Westminster Cathedral, Durham Cathedral and most recently St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. He is currently a doctoral student at the Eastman School of Music studying the organ with Prof David Higgs. He also serves as Director of Music at St Anne’s RC Church in Rochester, NY. He is a prize winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

As a recitalist, Oliver has performed across five continents. Whilst organ scholar of King’s College, Cambridge, he was heard by millions worldwide when he played for the 2006 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. He has performed in venues such as the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the Royal Albert Hall, London; the Seoul Arts Centre in South Korea; the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore; the Istanbul International Music Festival; concerts in Scandinavia; the Baltic States; the Festival of Sacred Music in Ecuador; and venues across the USA, including Washington National Cathedral and St Thomas’, Fifth Avenue, NYC. In the UK, he has given recitals at Westminster Abbey, St Alban’s Abbey, Lichfield Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, Truro Cathedral, and at Worcester Cathedral as part of the Three Choirs Festival. In 2008, he performed Messiaen’s ‘Livre d’Orgue’ to mark the composer’s centenary.

He has performed with orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Britten Sinfonia, Florilegium, the Armonico Consort and the Academy of Ancient Music. 2015 saw the release of his debut CD, recorded in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. In October last year, Oliver was awarded second prize and the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ Prize at the Canadian International Organ Competition.

Dan Hively is a horn player based out of New York. Focusing mainly on solo and orchestral repertoire, his performance career has taken him all over North America and Europe. Orchestrally, he has performed in some of America’s greatest concert halls, including Alice Tully Hall with internationally renowned soprano, Renee Flemming, and Carnegie Hall. He has attended several summer music festivals as a festival artist, including the Aspen Music Festival, Chautauqua Institute, Banff Music Festival, Aurora Chamber Festival, and Orford Arts Academy. Dan earned his Bachelor of Music at the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Music while studying with Daniel Grabois, where he gained experience playing with professional orchestras such as the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra. Dan recently made his contemporary music debut playing with the award-winning group, Ensemble Signal. In his free time, Dan enjoys playing basketball, running, and spending time with his loved ones. Dan is a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, where he earned his Master of Music in Horn Performance and Literature under the tutelage of W. Peter Kurau.

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