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The Chicago Choro Club, coordinated by Ondas Ensemble member Julie Koidin, will be holding its “Bossa Nova Brunch” Roda de choro at the Amazing Kale Burger restaurant in Evanston, IL, on Sunday, June 11, from noon until 1:30pm.

Luis Pérez Valero will be presenting a paper on the representation of women in tropical music at the Latin American Conference on Cultural and Musical Studies at the San Francisco University in Quito, Ecuador. The event will take place on June 8 and 9.

Luis Ernesto Gómez’s article, “Afianzando la colaboración intérprete-compositor para crear repertorio: una relación sinérgica” (Supporting the Performer-Composer Collaboration to Create Repertoire: A Synergistic Relationship), was recently published by the Revista Musical de Venezuela. Click here to download a PDF version of this very engaging article.

Calvert County Band in Concert

Through a grant from the Calvert County Maryland Arts Council, Federico Núñez was commissioned to compose La Vidala de las Aguas for two Calvert County public school bands. Conducted by Marilyn Beeson, the premier performance by the Calvert Elementary Band took place on May 19 at their spring concert in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Several days later, on May 23, Beeson conducted a second performance by the Beach Elementary Band at the Mary Harrison Cultural Arts Center in Owings, Maryland.

The work was very warmly received by audiences at both venues, and the students, as fourth and fifth graders, were particularly thrilled to be part of a world premiere. In short, Federico’s piece was a big success, and we were very happy to have been able to make the connection between Maryland and Argentina.

The Khemia Ensemble performed at the New Music Gathering at Bowling Green State University on May 12. Their 25-minute set featured works by Carolina Heredia, Marcos Balter and Bret Bohman.

We are pleased to announce that a number of our works were recognized in the 2016 National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition. Receiving an honorable mention in the flute and piano category is Andrés Carrizo’s Panamanian Impressions; also receiving an honorable mention is Cuento infantil sin palabras for flute quartet, by Andrés Level; and Adriana Verdié’s …y el aire estaba cargado de flores y de pájaros… was selected as a finalist in the chamber works for flutes and other instruments category. Unlike similar competitions, the NFA in this case, considers both the quality of the publication and the quality of the musical content.

On May 9, the University of Arkansas Lyric Quintette performed Adriana Verdié’s Tangoescente at the First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Members of the quintet are Ronda Mains, flute; Theresa Delaplain, oboe; Nophachai Cholthitchanta, clarinet; Lia Uribe, bassoon; and Timothy Thompson, horn.

On April 22, John Adam’s opera-oratorio, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, in a concert version with Simon Rattle conducting the Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, was screened at the Goethe Institute in Lima, Peru. The screening was preceded by a brief talk given by Sadiel Cuentas, in which he expounded on the historic relationship of Adam’s work to that of J. S. Bach, as well as the collaborative manner in which the composer worked with librettist Peter Sellars. The projection was followed by a brief conversation between Cuentas and those present at the screening.

Minneapolis, MN—August 9-12, 2017. Come by and see us at booth #635 at the National Flute Association Convention!


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