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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 David Garner's Capriccio for Cello.
World Premiere

  • Lawrence Kramer, Ricercar (cello)
  • David Luna, From Lamentations (voice, piano)
  • R. Michael Daugherty, The Sandpiper (soprano, cello, piano)
  • Gladys Smuckler Moskowitz, Manic Screaming (soprano, cello, piano)

  • U.S. Premiere
  • Frederick Schipizky, "Sonia's Letters" (cello, piano)
  • George Hatzimichelakis, Suite I (cello, piano)

  • West Coast premiere
  • Gene Pritzker, Three Songs of Nostalgia #1 (soprano, cello)
  • Tom Flaherty, Music I Heard With You (soprano, cello, piano)

  • and...
    David Garner, Capriccio for Cello and Piano (written for E4TT, not part of the Call for Scores). Composers Lawrence Kramer and Frederick Schipizy will speak at the performance.
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