Bradley Faculty Perform at Peoria Bach Festival

Dr. Kyle Dzapo performing as flute soloist with the Peoria Bach Festival Orchestra directed by Dr. John Jost.

June 25, 2013

Dr. John Jost, Dr. Kyle Dzapo, Nellie Dixon, Lisette Kielson, Dr. John Orfe, Shirley Salazar, and Peter Wessler are Bradley music faculty who participated in June in the 11th annual Peoria Bach Festival, a week-long series of concerts dedicated to the music of J. S. Bach involving regionally and nationally-known soloists.  Dr. Dzapo performed as soloist in Bach’s Overture No. 2 in B Minor for flute and orchestra, and Dr. Jost directed the concerts along with Dr. Martin Dicke, cantor at Trinity Lutheran Church were the concerts took place.

Other works on the concerts included Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, the Concerto for Oboe and Violin, the motet “The Spirit Helpeth Us,” and Cantatas 70, 131, and 170.  Dr. John Orfe performed a recital of Ferruccio Busoni piano transcriptions of Bach pieces written for other instruments.