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The MusicaNova Chamber Players continue the orchestra’s contemplation on the times in which we live with a program that includes two world premieres. Concertmaster Christiano Rodrigues, in his final performance before taking a faculty position at Washington State University, premieres Ben Robichaux’s Three Reflections on Impatience for unaccompanied violin, before leading the group in Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas No. 4, Mendelssohn's Concerto for Piano and Violin in D minor and a new piece by ASU’s Rodney Rogers, Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra. The concert concludes with Christiano and his wife, Karen Nguyen, playing Amy Beach’s Romance as a loving embrace and warm farewell.
The MusicaNova Brass Quintet takes the audience on a journey through time and across geography. From a 15th century Flemish composer, through Italy, Germany and Russia (where the brass quintet is said to have originated), to American composers who popularized the blues, raised ragtime to an artform and melded jazz and classical motifs, you’ll hear six centuries of music in one evening.
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The appetizer for our fall season is this video presentation of Eric Ewazen’s Capriccio for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir, as performed by Seth Bärtschi. That’s right: Seth plays all nine parts. Plus, he shot the video. We’re privileged to have such talent in our orchestra.