Ensemble CONCEPT/21

FREE CONCERT

Details

Thursday, October 18
Columbia College Chicago / The Music Center, Concert Hall
FREE CONCERT
CONCERT: 6:30PM

Celebrating American Latino Composers

Synopsis, Program & Biography

Synopsis:

Ensemble CONCEPT/21 will present a program of music written by American composers of Latin American descent, This program shows the influence of Latin roots in the creation of new American music.

Program:

Celebrating American Latino Composers

Levante, for solo piano (7’)
Osvaldo Golijov (2004)
Jennifer Muñiz, piano

Facetada, for flute, clarinet, and piano (12’)
Gustavo Leone (2007)
Sherry Kujala, flute
Christopher French, clarinet
Jennifer Muñiz, piano
Hilos, for piano, clarinet, violin, and violoncello (27’)
Gabriela Lena Frank (2010)

  1. Danza del Altiplano
  2. Zapatos de Chincha
  3. El charanguista viejo
  4. Danza de los diablos
  5. Zumballyu
  6. Juegos
  7. Yaravillosa
  8. Bombines

Christopher French, clarinet
Jameson Cooper, violin
TBA, violoncello
Jennifer Muñiz, piano

Cancionero Sefardí, for voice, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (18’)
Roberto Sierra (1999)

  1. A la una nací yo (At one I was born)
  2. El mi querido bevió vino (My lover drank wine)
  3. Al kenar de la nixava (Around the corner)
  4. Pregoneros van y vienen (Town criers come and go)
  5. Una matica de ruda (A little plant of rue)
  6. Dolores tiene la reina (The queen has pains)
  7. Avridme galanica (Open up for me, beautiful girl)

Jessica M. Bush, soprano
Sherry Kujala, flute
Christopher French, clarinet
Jameson Cooper, violin
TBA, violoncello
Jennifer Muñiz, piano
Duende, Fantasy for Chamber Ensemble (6’)
Jorge Muñiz
Sherry Kujala, flute
Christopher French, clarinet
Jameson Cooper, violin
TBA, violoncello

Jennifer Muñiz, piano
Ben Runkel, percussion

Biography:

Ensemble CONCEPT/21 (EC/21) is a new music ensemble at the Raclin School of the Arts, Indiana University South Bend that is focused on performing and presenting music of the 21st century, with a special emphasis in promoting works by composers of the region.  The goals of EC/21 are: 1) to establish a high-quality resident ensemble at the Raclin School of the Arts that is focused on performing and presenting music of the 21st century; 2) to serve as a professional and educational resource for both professional and student composers to have their works performed publicly and recorded for archival and/or promotional purposes; 3) to advance the reputation and quality of the music composition program at IU South Bend; and 4) to engage audiences in conversations with current creators of new music.