Kander: Singers are Storytellers

“Singers are storytellers, but rarely do we get the opportunity to help create the stories we are telling.” And so, soprano and librettist Roberta Gumbel introduces us to Susan Kander’s new chamber opera DWB (*driving while black*). The opera premieres on November 17 at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Scored for soprano, cello, […] Read more »

Sierra: Octeto en Cuatro Tiempos

On November 13, the New Juilliard Ensemble presents Roberto Sierra’s Octeto en Cuatro Tiempos (Octet in Four Tempos), led by music director Joel Sachs. Sierra’s 12-minute work was commissioned by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in celebration of the ensemble’s 40th anniversary in 2014. It is scored for clarinet, bassoon, horn, and string quintet. St. […] Read more »

Sierra: CAPRICHOS

Concert: Sierra: CAPRICHOS Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2018-12-08 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Balance Campaign Ensemble Link: https://balancecampaign.com/events-1/2018/12/8/off-the-beaten-path-music-series Concert Information: Off the Beaten Path Music Series UDC Performing Arts Recital Hall Washington, DC Read more »

Silverman: At the Colour Café

Faye-Ellen Silverman

On November 4, Faye-Ellen Silverman’s chamber work At the Colour Café will be presented by the Hora Decima Brass Ensemble at New York City’s Christ and St. Stephen’s Church. Music director David Chamberlain conducts the piece as part of the ensemble’s 25th Anniversary concert. The four-movement, 10-minute work for large ensemble was written for the […] Read more »

Knight: TO THE STARS

Concert: Knight: TO THE STARS Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2018-11-01 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Oklahoma City University Brass Ensemble Link: https://www.okcu.edu/events/presidential-inauguration Concert Information: 18th Presidential Inauguration Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, OK Read more »

Sierra: MONTUNO EN FORMA DE CHACONA

Concert: Sierra: MONTUNO EN FORMA DE CHACONA Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2018-12-01 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Silvia Marquez, harpsichord Link: http://robertosierra.com/markdown-4/ Concert Information: Auditorio de los Jameos Lanzarote, Spain Read more »

Sierra: STRING QUARTET NO. 2

Concert: Sierra: STRING QUARTET NO. 2 Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2018-10-24 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Momenta Quartet Link: https://www.facebook.com/institutoeduardolaredo/ Concert Information: Instituto Eduardo Laredo Iglesia y Convento de Santa Teresa Cochabamba, Bolivia Read more »

Sierra: Authentic and Compelling

“Roberto Sierra’s musical voice [is] authentic and compelling.” Violinist Emilie Anne Gendron of the Momenta Quartet shares some thoughts about the composer’s String Quartet No. 2 as the group prepares the work for its October 17 concert at the Americas Society (New York City). Programmed as part of the ensemble’s “Momenta Festival IV,” Sierra’s 14-minute […] Read more »

DBR: STRING QUARTET NO. 5, “ROSA PARKS”

Concert: DBR: STRING QUARTET NO. 5, “ROSA PARKS” Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2018-10-14 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: South Beach Chamber Ensemble Link: http://www.sobechamberensemble.org/current-schedule Concert Information: Miami Beach Botanical Garden Miami Beach, FL Read more »

DBR: STRING QUARTET NO. 5, “ROSA PARKS”

Concert: DBR: STRING QUARTET NO. 5, “ROSA PARKS” Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2018-10-11 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: South Beach Chamber Ensemble Link: http://www.sobechamberensemble.org/current-schedule Concert Information: Ancient Spanish Monastery North Miami Beach, FL Read more »