This Just In!
On August 4, Federico Núñez obtained a Magister degree in the Interpretation of 20th Century Latin American Music at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. He wrote a thesis on the solo guitar music of Fernando Maglia and the relationship between its performance technique and musical language. His defense consisted of a formal recital as well as oral questioning by the members of his thesis committee.
Federico also informs us that on September 1, two of his recent works, Dblès (2016) and Convergencias (2017), are slated to be premiered at the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires.
Fernando Oliveira was selected on August 11 as one of three participants of a master class with the South Korean composer Unsuk Chin, who is currently in São Paolo as a visiting composer with that city’s symphony orchestra. During the session they talked generally about the creative process, and specifically, Fernando had the opportunity to show Ms. Chin his latest piece, Momento de Fraqueza, which was commissioned by the group Violet (Elizabeth Crawford, clarinet; and Katrin Meidell, viola), both of whom are on the faculty at Ball State University.
On August 18, the Arregui Guitar Trio, a student group at the University of the Arts in Guayaquil, Ecuador, premiered a trio for three guitars, Danzón para momentos tristes, by Luis Pérez Valero. Luis also reports that several days later, his article, “Anthropoceno y desterritorialización de la voz: Aproximación a la música a través de Gilles Deleuze,” was published in the online journal, Venezuela Sinfónica. (In this article he cites a 2008 work by Cayambis composer Andrés Levell).
On August 23, Juan López’s work, Siete Días en Arcadia, for oboe doubling English horn and guitar, received a municipal prize for composition in Caracas, Venezuela.
Luis Ernesto Gómez brought to our attention a very interesting interview of Carmen Borregales, who last month performed his work for unaccompanied clarinet, Cantos Veloces, in Orlando, Florida. Luis Ernesto also reports that he just finished Cuatro piezas en Código Morse for clarinet and piano that are dedicated to the Uruguayan clarinetist, Federico Palacios.
On September 4, Sadiel Cuentas’s new string quartet was premiered by the Tipataki Quartet at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences in Lima, Peru.
With the assistance of the Taller Ciclo collective, on September 7 Nicolás Kliwadenko will be presenting a new version of İlk değil ve son değil, for flute, tenor sax, electric guitars and electronic media, as part of the “II Festival Perfectible,” in Santiago, Chile. Click here for more information.
The Khemia Ensemble will be performing in the annual music festival, Strange Beautiful Music, in Detroit, Michigan, on September 22. This event, organized by New Music Detroit, brings together groups that are dedicated to the performance of experimental contemporary chamber music, folk, electronic and noise improvisation.
Finally, it may seem that November is still far away, but soon, British pianist Martin Jones will be recording two works by Kent Holliday, his Incantations from the Popul Vuh and his third piano sonata, in Covington Hall in Radford, Virginia.
Recent Performances of Our Music!
November 30, 2017. Samuel Robles’s attractive piece for solo violin and orchestra, Canto, is scheduled to be performed by the Cape Henry Collegiate Orchestra, Andrés Carrizo, conductor, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
October 19, 2017. Darwin Aquino will be leading the Association of Dominican Classical Artists Orchestra in the US premiere of José Angel Montero’s Two Masonic Marches in the City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall.
October 1, 2017. Craig Paré led the DePauw University Band in a performance that included Antonio Gervasoni’s work, Peruvian Fanfare No. 1, in Kresge Auditorium.
September 17, 2017. Cellist Jessica Catron performed Alba Triana’s work, Antiphony, on the Lakebottom Sound Series in Missoula, Montana.
September 4, 2017. Antonio Gervasoni’s work, Grotesque Quartet, was performed by the Tipataki Quartet at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences in Lima, Peru.
July 29, 2017. Cantos Veloces, by Luis Ernesto Gómez, was performed at the ClarinetFest clarinet convention in Orlando, Florida, by Venezuelan clarinetist Carmen Borregales.
June 30, 2017. Samuel Robles’s piece, Canto, was performed in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College in Massachusetts as part of the Strings@Amherst summer camp. Jonathan Hearst conducted.
May 22, 2017. Under the baton of music director Michael Meissner, the Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca, Ecuador, performed Jorge Oviedo’s Volcanic Suite.
May 9, 2017. The resident faculty wind quintet of the University of Arkansas, the Lyrique Quintette, performed Adriana Verdié’s Tangoescente at the Bella Vista United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, Arkansas.
April 8, 2017. One of our artist affiliates, the Khemia Ensemble, performed Luis Ernesto Gómez’s Sobre la Rama Baja at the MSU Community Music School in East Lansing, Michigan.
March 26, 2017. The city of Tlaquepaque, Mexico recently hosted its first festival of contemporary music, which included a performance of Chacala, by Demian Galindo.
March 22, 2017. On the Faculty Composers Recital at California State University, Long Beach, …y el aire estaba cargado de flores y de pájaros…, by Adriana Verdié, was performed by Darrin Thaves and Rena Urso, flutes; Helen Goode-Castro, clarinet; and Guk-Hui Han, piano.
February 10, 2017. The Swiss conductor Emmanuel Siffert led the Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca, Ecuador, in a performance of Jorge Oviedo’s work for solo violin and orchestra, Cristales. The Ecuadorian violinist Marco Saula Fuentes was the soloist for this occasion.
January 27, 2017. Emmanuel Siffert conducted the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador in a performance of Jorge Oviedo’s work, Volcanic Suite.
December 12, 2016. René Silva’s Espejismo 6 was performed in Chile by clarinetist Javier Leone.
November 17, 2016. René Silva’s Espejismo 4 was performed in the Isidora Zegers Hall in Santiago, Chile, by flutist Paulina Loyola.
June 30, 2016. Under the baton of Luis Pérez Valero, the Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory of Carabobo, Venezuela, performed John Walker’s work for string orchestra, Interludes and March.
June 29, 2016. Antonio Gervasoni’s Pictorial Miniatures, for double reed sextet, was premiered in Columbus, Georgia, at the IDRS convention.
March 12, 2016. Ecuadorian conductor David Hautyunyan led the Symphony Orchestra of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company in a performance of Jorge Oviedo’s Violin Concerto, at the House of Radio in Minsk. Jorge Saade was the violin soloist.
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