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56x54: Focus on the Cello, June 29, 2018

...The selected composers hail from 11 countries — Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the U.S. — and 18 states, and range from emerging composers beginning their undergraduate degrees to veterans in the field." (Janos Gereben, SFCV.org, Oct.23, 2016)

Shining a spotlight on 8 great Call for Scores works with cello, plus two works with cello by Bay Area composers.
World Premiere

  • Lawrence Kramer, Ricercar (cello) Listen to his "Pulsations"


  • David Luna, From Lamentations (voice, piano)

  • R. Michael Daugherty, The Sandpiper (soprano, cello, piano) Watch his "A Color Palette"

  • Gladys Smuckler Moskowitz, Manic Screaming (soprano, cello, piano)


  • U.S. Premiere
  • Frederick Schipizky, "Sonia's Letters" (cello, piano) Watch his "The Secret Garden"



  • George Hatzimichelakis, Suite I (cello, piano). Listen to his "Elegy for the Public Market" (electroacoustic)



  • West Coast premiere
  • Gene Pritsker, Three Songs of Nostalgia #1 (soprano, cello). Listen to an excerpt from his "Reinventions"



  • Also from the Call for Scores
  • Tom Flaherty, Music I Heard With You (soprano, cello, piano). Listen to his "A Walk in the Park"



  • Plus...
    David Garner, Capriccio for Cello and Piano (written for E4TT, not part of the Call for Scores).Listen to the first movement of his Piano Trio


    and...
    JJ Hollingsworth, "The Fig" from "Girl With Cello, not part of the Call for Scores, for soprano and cello).Listen to her play her "A Vast Land" from "Under the Blue Dome"


    Composers Lawrence Kramer and Frederick Schipizy will speak at the performance.
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    This performance is sponsored in part by a grant from the Ross McKee Foundation.