10/20/2013 4:44 PM
by Joe Hellriegel
FAYETTEVILLE - Making it to Carnegie Hall takes a lot of work and practice and one local artist is getting to perform there later this month.
Dr. Joseph Dangerfield and his ensemble will be performing "Wild" for this years concert tour called Ensemble: Peripherie. They will be performing at Fayetteville Baptist Church Monday night at 7 p.m. and want to welcome anyone to attend. They have been practicing for the tour which continues to Gorby's Music Store in Charleston on Tuesday, West Virginia University on Wednesday, then play at Carnegie Hall in New York on October 26th. Dr. Dangerfield says the purpose of the ensemble is to recognize young and living composers.
"Well you know the saying, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice of course," but we did this tour last year, and so we knew the pieces really well and let them sit for a while and now we're coming back together to relearn them and so they've sunk in a little more," said Dr. Dangerfield. "The purpose of the ensemble is to perform sort of music on the peripherie by young and upcoming composers that are still alive and working."
The concert at the Fayetteville Baptist Church is free to attend but are accepting donations in which a portion of the proceeds will go back to the church.