Dominic Fiacco Piano Concert

Sunday August 25, 2019 5pm Dominic Fiacco Piano Concert

Fourteen year old Dominic Fiacco resides in the small Adirondack foothills village of Poland, New York. He began studying music at the age of 4. His curiosity about the organ began after attending an organ recital at age 8 at First Presbyterian Church in Utica, immediately after which he was invited to try the organ and then began lessons. Although he could not at the time reach the pedals, his inherent musical sensitivity and remarkable determination resulted in rarely seen progress and during the following years of lessons with First Church organist Stephen Best, Dominic progressed to the point where he is eagerly seeking the most difficult challenges, choosing pieces of significant complexity and mastering them both technically and musically. Dominic has a special love for French romantic music, but his broadly based interests have recently led him to a broad interest in the music of Bach as well as German romantic composers. He has performed on organs as diverse as the Aeolian-Skinncr at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and the Frobenius at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. He is one of four students chosen to participate in this summers organ camp at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he will study with Alan Morrison and Peter Richard Conte. Dominic is also assistant organist at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church In Utica and at St. Leo’s and St. Ann’s Church in Holland Patent. He and his six younger siblings are home schooled.

As a pianist. Dominic studies with Hamilton College lecturer Sar-Shalom Strong. His achievements are significant on his second instrument as well, tackling repertoire rarely explored by pianists before college. and he will perform at least two piano recitals this summer. He is a three-time winner of Central New York Music Teachers piano competitions and has performed on the Utica College recital series. He has performed on both piano and organ as part of the Society for New Music’s Cazenovia Counterpoint programs.

 

PROGRAM:

1. From Six Moments Musicaux, Op.16
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873—1943) V. Adagio sostenuto (D-flat Major)
II. Allegretto (E-flat minor)

2. Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K.332 (300k)
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart (1756—1791)
I. Allegro (F Major)
II. Adagio (B-flat Major)
III. Allegro assai (F Major)

3. From Sechs Klavierstücke [Six Piano Pieces], Op. 118
Johannes Brahms (1833—1897)
II. Intermezzo. Andante teneramente (A major)
III. Ballade. Allegro energico (G minor)

4. Some American Music
Improvisation No. 1 (B-flat minor) Mario Pietra (1989— )
Nocturne No. 17 (E-flat Major) Emmanuel Sikora (1991— )
Etude No. 2 (Pentatonic around F-sharp Major) Emmanuel Sikora
Maple Leaf Rag (A-flat Major) Scott Joplin (1868—1917)

5. From Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14
Sergei Prokofiev (1891—1953)
I. Allegro, ma non troppo (D minor)

6. Airs de Ballet, Op. 4 (F-sharp Major)
Charles-Marie Widor (1844—1937)

 

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