Archive for December, 2007

GastesiBezerraDuo The Piano Duo Gastesi-Bezerra will perform four movements from my suite of pieces for piano four-hands From the Faraway Nearby, inspired by paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe on December 28 – 8PM at the Studentski Kulturni Centar in Belgrade, Serbia and on December 29 – 7 PM at Novi Sad’s City Hall in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Both programs will include twelve premieres in Serbia. Among them, works by Dimitri Cervo, Carme Fernández-Vidal, Charles Griffin, Piotr Lachert, Terry Winter Owens, Justin Rubin, Rodolfo Coelho de Souza, Ricardo Tacuchian, Tim Thompson , and Marlene Woodward-Cooper. They will also be playing works by distinguished Serbian composer Vladimir Tosic.

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The Chamber Choir Intis, directed by Ilze Valce, will perform my Aijā, ŽūŽū at Liepājas Latviešu Biedrības Nama, Lielajā zāle at Rožu laukumā 5/6 (The Great Hall of the Latvian Society House) on December 15 at 4PM, as part of their 20th Anniversary celebration concert. This will be the first public performance of the piece, and the composer will accompany the choir at the piano.

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Rumor de ParamoPianist Ana Cervantes will perform selections from Rumor de Páramo, a 2-disc recording and commissioning project celebrating the work of Mexican author Juan Rulfo in Morelia (in the state of Michoacán), Mexico on Saturday, December 8 at 8PM, at el Museo de Arte Colonial; and on December 12 at 7PM at la Capilla Tolsá del Instituto Cultural Cabañas in Guadalajara (in the state of Jalisco), Mexico.

The concerts will include my Murmuring in Comala, as well as works by Laurie Altman (US, 1946); Paul Barker (RU, 1956); Silvia Berg (Brasil-Dinamarca, 1958); Joaquín Gutiérrez Heras (México, 1927); Federico Ibarra (México, 1946); Anne LeBaron (EUA, 1953); Arturo Márquez (México, 1950); Ramón Montes de Oca (México, 1953-2006); Alex Shapiro (US, 1962); and Horacio Uribe (México, 1970).

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index.JPGThe Germany-based piano duo Francis Gailus and Sana VilleruÅ¡a will take the Sky Above Clouds movement from my suite for piano 4-hands, From the Faraway Nearby, to the Valberg 2ème Concours International du Mercantour/Piano à quatre mains in Nice, France, on December 7. The competition will take place at L’École Départementale de Musique des Alpes-Maritimes, Cité des Moulins, 38 Rue de la Santoline in Nice. Bon voyage et bonne chance.

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The Griffin Ensemble will perform my Weaving Olden Dances, a work based on traditional Irish and Appalachian music and scored for Clarinet, String Quartet, Piano and Bodhrán on December 4 at Liepājas Biedribas Nams (Liepāja’s Society House) at 5PM, as part of a concert in honor of the 70th Birthday of local artist Irina Ture. Several of the musicians in the ensemble, as well as others performing on the concert, have all been the subjects of Ture’s photographic portraits, many of which are currently on exhibition in the hall.

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