Ludwig van Beethoven: from Fidelio and from Pastoral Symphony
Arvo Pärt: Fratres (“Brothers”, 1977)*
Joan Tower: Throbbing Still (2000)*
Lawrence Rush: Altar (2009)*
Lloyd Arriola: Concert Piece (1986, 2010)
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Church of the Holy Apostles (air conditioned)
296 Ninth Avenue at 28th Street
Fellowship (Potluck Reception) will follow immediately after musical tribute
TICKETS – Admission/Suggested Contribution for Tribute & Fellowship:
We kindly ask each guest to please bring wine, cheese, desserts, or covered dishes to share at the fellowship (potluck reception) immediately held after the musical tribute. The Bob Page Jazz Trio will serenade all our guests during the fellowship. Seating will be limited. RSVP is highly recommended by August 27, and please inform us what you are planning to bring by emailing at email@example.com
As we gather in "high summer" to celebrate the life and spirit of a passionate artist, let's build a long, generous table together. Thank you very much for planning to make our tribute-fellowship for Lloyd Arriola a memorable evening.
Late Night Thoughts on Listening... with Lloyd
The evening dedicated to our dear friend Dr. Lloyd Paguia Arriola (August 6, 1972-July 17, 2016) will be a tribute-fellowship instead of a “concert-performance.” It will be heartfelt, “elegiac,” and will build towards uplifting one’s soul. Lloyd believed in music’s ability to do just that. He once suggested a performance of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony to me in one of his many letters, as an expression of a similar sentiment:
“As for 9/11, well, look, you can still talk about the travel aspect and think of the program, whatever it may be, as a passport to greater things, to heavenly things. I don't know what program would be both elegiac and heroic simultaneously, but something with Beethoven 6th (Pastoral=rest=peace after turbulence) would be beautiful...”
The significance of Fidelio in Lloyd’s life is very personal, I look forward to sharing it with you in person. Lloyd was one of the very few with whom I had long correspondence. I cherish our collaborations, the letters, meals, our friendship, and Late Night Thoughts on Listening...
If artists are judged by how they treat their neighbors, he was one of the greatest I have ever known. He continues to teach us about life and true living with passion and purpose. He was more than a mensch. He was a doctor who healed through the power of music and laughter, a humanitarian committed to social justice and building bridges instead of walls, and a devoted friend and brother who made everyone he touched feel special, cared for, and loved.
Lloyd has inspired me then. He still does today.
-Sung Jin Hong
The approximate length of the musical tribute will be 75 minutes without intermission