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Love and Loss
Presented By John Orlando
Saturday, September 24th at 7:30pm PST
Online sale ends: 09/24/22 at 9:30pm PST
Peace United Church of Christ
900 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Love and Loss

A Memorial Concert honoring the victims of Covid 19

in Santa Cruz County Featuring
Pianist John Orlando
With a pre-concert talk by
UCSC Music Professor
Anatole Leikin

Works by Frederic Chopin and Alexander Scriabin

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2022
LOCATION: Peace United Church of Christ
900 High St. Santa Cruz, CA

Time: Performance: 7;30 PM
Pre-concert talk: 6:30 PM

Tickets: Suggested Donation $30 

About the Artists
John Orlando, pianist
John Orlando graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate of Musical Arts
degree in
performance from the University of Southern California.
He has performed with the San Jose, Santa Cruz County and Fresno Symphonies, the Cabrillo
Festival, and the Institute for the Development of Intercultural Relations for the Arts in Santa
Cruz. He is a founding member of the Johannes Trio and recently toured California with the
Akademos Quartet from Warsaw, Poland in a performance of the Shostakovich Piano Quintet.
 In 2010 Dr. Orlando performed concertos by Mozart with the San Francisco Sinfonietta at
Herbst Hall in San Francisco. Other engagements followed with the Cadenza Chamber
Orchestra, directed by Maya Barsacq and the Espressivo Chamber Orchestra, directed by
Michel Sanger. Dr. Orlando has held teaching positions at the Universities of Southern
California and Santa Clara. He is instructor emeritus at Cabrillo College where he was head of
the piano department for over a generation. Dr. Orlando is the director of the Distinguished
Artists Concert & Lecture Series which he founded in 1985. He was one of the first recipients
of the Gail Rich Award for community service in the Arts  in Santa Cruz County, and was
chosen Best College Teacher and Best Performer in Santa Cruz County by the Good Times
Weekly local newspaper.
“Orlando displayed a fine sense of the work’s (Beethoven Concerto No. 3) emotional as well as
technical demands. From the thundering rolls of the minor keys to the single notes in the
higher registers on which he seemed to hold his listeners breathlessly suspended on his
fingertips, he played with rich theatricality, even going so far as to purposefully hesitate at
times to eek the last bit of drama out of single notes.” Santa Cruz Sentinel
“An artist of obvious talent whose playing was marked by exceptional clarity, a good sense of
style and sensitivity.” The Fresno Bee
Anatole Leikin
Anatole Leikin is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is
the author of critically acclaimed books  The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin  and  The
Mystery of Chopin's Préludes , as well as of numerous scholarly articles.  Professor Leikin has
performed extensively as a solo and chamber pianist, fortepianist, and harpsichordist; he has
also recorded the piano music of Scriabin, Chopin, and Cope.

Peace United Church of Christ

Peace United Church of Christ, at 900 High Street in Santa Cruz, is a decidedly Christian
community following in the generous and inclusive way of Jesus. It is especially known for its
ministry through music and the arts, its advocacy for LGBTQ+ equality, and its collaboration
with other justice-seeking organizations, religious and secular. The congregation carries the
blessings and burdens of historic Christianity with a boldly progressive vision. Learn more
online -- www.PeaceUnited.org, Facebook.com/PUCCSantaCruz -- and know that you are
welcome for worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings!

Presented By

7:30pm to 9:30pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

Entry Ticket: $0.00

All Ages

Peace United Church of Christ<br> 900 High St.<br> Santa Cruz, 95060