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Information for current members, collaborators, instructors, coaches and parents of Voce Velata Ensemble
Oct - Nov
Through guided research members will learn about composers and choose repertoire for the 2023 Collaborative Project Modules.
Early Music Concentration
A concentrated three week deep dive into historical performance practice.
Collaborative Project Modules
Members will join guest collaborators in two project modules each culminating in public performances or other chosen project outcome.
Shruthi Rajasekar's "Son of Pandu" rehearsed by The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra
Our conductor and composer discuss the premiere of "Son of Pandu" by Shruthi Rajasekar. New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Mark Hyczko, conductor ReframingClassicalMusic.org "Take Flight" May 19 & 20, 2018 St. Peter's Church, Freehold, NJ Christ Church, New Brunswick, NJ
Nocturne (Zhou Tian) · UT Austin Wind Symphony · Kelly
NOCTURNE (2021) Zhou Tian, composer Arranged (from Nocturne for strings) by David Thornton & Zhou Tian University of Texas at Austin Wind Symphony Ryan Kelly, conductor Live recorded: 6 May 2022, Bates Hall, University of Texas at Austin Performance materials & program note: https://zhoutianmusic.com/nocturne_band/ ©University of Texas at Austin Wind Symphony and First Edition Press. All Rights Reserved.
Pizzicato for String Quartet
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Pizzicato for String Quartet · Ying Quartet Dim Sum ℗ 2008 Telarc International Corp., Distributed by Concord. Released on: 2008-01-15 Producer, Recording Producer, Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Thomas C. Moore Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer, Mixer, Mastering Engineer: Robert Friedrich Associated Performer, Violin: Timothy Ying Associated Performer, Violin: Janet Ying Associated Performer, Viola: Phillip Ying Associated Performer, Cello: David Ying Composer: Vivian Fung Auto-generated by YouTube.
Teen Murti – Renna Esmail
Teen Murti Composed by Reena Esmail Click “show more” for program note and composer bio. Performed by: Salastina Music Society Joshua Roman, cello Recorded during the 2016 Hear Now Festival! Program Note: Most Indians will immediately recognize Teen Murti as name of the New Delhi residence of the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The residence, which now serves as an incredible cultural resource (library, museum, and planetarium) is named for the sculpture that stands in front of it. ‘Teen Murti’ means three statues, figures, or representations in Hindi. Though not directly based on the sculptures, this work shares their title as it is centered around three large musical ‘figures’ that are adjoined by short interludes – similar to the idea behind Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. It lays out three tableauxs: each is rooted in a specific raag and its Hindustani melodic tradition, and those melodies are interwoven using a more Western technique. At the many concerts of Hindustani musicians I attended while I was in India, I noticed a curious thing that would happen before each performance. The artist would announce the raag to be sung or played that evening, and immediately, many of the cognoscenti in the audience would begin humming the characteristic phrases or ‘pakads’ of that raag quietly to themselves, intoning with the drone that was already sounding on stage. It had a magical feeling – as if that raag was present in the air, and tiny wisps of it were already starting to precipitate into the audible world in anticipation of the performance. I wanted to open this piece in that way, and continue to return to that idea in the interludes. While I never made it to Teen Murti during the time I lived in Delhi, coincidentally, the first time one of my compositions was premiered in the city was at a concert at Teen Murti, barely a few months after I had returned to the US. Composer Bio: Indian-American composer, Reena Esmail “creates richly melodic lines that imbue her music with the heights of lyricism, balanced by winning textural clarity.” (AAAL) A graduate of Juilliard and Yale School of Music, and a 2011-12 Fulbright grantee to India, Esmail’s work draws elements from both Western and Hindustani (North Indian) classical music. Esmail’s works have received honors from The American Academy of Arts and Letters and ASCAP, and have been performed throughout the United States, in India and abroad. Esmail currently resides in Los Angeles, California. More information about her work is available at http://www.reenaesmail.com
Lyric Quartette | William Grant Still
Apollo Chamber Players performs William Grant Still's 'Lyric Quartette' (Musical Portraits of Three Friends) (1960) in three movements: I. The Sentimental One II. The Quiet One (based on Inca melody) III. The Jovial One Live performance at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), October 4, 2015. PERFORMERS Apollo Chamber Players: Matthew Detrick, violin I; Anabel Ramirez, violin II; Whitney Bullock, viola; Matthew Dudzik, cello Videography by Ben Doyle, Runaway Productions Audio: Ryan Edwards, Coincident Sound More info at: apollochamberplayers.org
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