Local Arts in Brief

David Friddle is organist and choirmaster at St. John the Beloved Church in Summerville. He will perform a concert at 4 p.m. May 1.

Charleston Academy of Music faculty member Pedro Uceda will offer a solo recital 6-7 p.m. Friday at Spoleto Festival USA’s building, 14 George St. The concert is part of the Rush Hour Concert series.

Uceda will perform “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky, Chaconne by Bach (arranged by Busoni) and works by Chopin and Latin American composers.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

When he’s not teaching, Uceda performs in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, including his native country of Peru.

The hour-long, monthly Rush Hour Concerts showcase CAM faculty. The full schedule of this season’s concerts can be found at www.charlestonmusic.org/ConcertSeries or by calling 843-805-7794.

Organist David Friddle of St. John the Beloved Church in Summerville will perform a recital titled “An Organ Festival in C-minor” 4 p.m. May 1 featuring music by J.S. Bach and Franz Liszt as part of the church’s 2015-16 concert series. Friddle is director of music at St. John the Beloved, 28 Sumter Ave.

The program includes Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C-minor, which has a central melody above which Bach writes a series of 21 variations, followed by an exciting fugue. The second work is Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam” by Liszt. It is a massive three-part symphonic poem for organ.

Friddle, a native of Greenville, attended the Julliard School in New York City and has studied with notable organists Albert Fuller, Robert Bailey and Gerre Hancock. He earned a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Miami. He is also a composer and author.

He will perform on a Peragallo Pipe Organ, Opus 591, built in 1997. This program is offered as a gift to the community through the SJB Concert Series.

A suggested donation of $10 will help to continue to support the concert series. Patrons should pay according to their ability; those who cannot donate are still welcomed.

Piccolo Spoleto Festival calls for entries in the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. The exhibition is open to all South Carolina residents.

This year’s juror is artist and curator Greg Colleton. The Juried Art Exhibition will be held May 27-June 12 at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. The art delivery date is May 13.

Submitted work must have been completed within the last two years and not exhibited in past city-sponsored shows, in the 2016 ArtFields event or entered in the 2016 North Charleston Judged Art Exhibition.

Two-dimensional fine artwork in all media is eligible. For more details about eligibility and the juried show, and to apply, go to https://cgwp.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/30288. The submission deadline is April 25. The application fee is $20.

Adam Parker