Get ready for another very exciting concert with Nick & Tyler! Reviews from their last concert at BCC were beyond AMAZING! You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear these two artists perform!
Here is the review from their last event at BCC:
“We celebrated All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day in grand style yesterday (11/03) at Brookfield Congregational UCC. The moving morning service concluded with our artists of the day treating the congregation to a piano/organ duet.
Later that afternoon, Nicholas Schmelter and Tyler Kivel returned to their respective instruments to provide us with a dazzling concert featuring music for the season. Works transcribed for organ & piano included movements from “Masques et Bergamasques” (Faure) depicting Halloween, “Danse Macabre” (Saint-Seans), and “Dance of the Hours” (Ponchielli). Mr. Kivel closed out the first half of the program with “Waltz from Gounod’s Opera Faust” by Liszt. This tour de force garnered a well-deserved standing ovation from those in attendance.
The second half of the program was every bit as energetic, beginning with the famous “Funeral March of a Marionette” (Gounod). Mr. Schmelter showcased the organ alone with a dynamic reading of the “Toccata” from the Suite Gothique by Leon Boellmann, a staple of the organ repertoire. Nick & Tyler were together again for a brilliant reading of Franz Liszt’s “Totentanz”. To say the least, their performance was electrifying. The duo closed the program with three dance movements from “Scaramouche” (Milhaud).
A reception for the artists followed the program with goodies for all. An impromptu Q & Q session took place allowing us to learn much more about how their music is prepared and other background information.
It was an absolute joy and privilege to work with Nick & Tyler as they worked in preparation for the program. It is rare to see & hear two musicians who work together so fluidly and effortlessly. It is our plan to bring them back to BCUCC in the fall of 2020. This writer can’t wait for their return. Bravo, maestros. BRAVO!”