Uruguayan-American composer who was born in 1957 in Montevideo; now lives near Los Angeles. Hat Trick = flute, viola and harp trio; based in New York City area. From 2018 Grammy-winning album Garden of Joys and Sorrows. This Friday at 8pm at St. John's Church in Jamaica Plain, JP Concerts presents Hat Trick in live performance of CD.
For trumpet, clarinet and piano. Three numbered movements. Virginia Samuel started her career as a violist at New England Conservatory. Has performed solo and chamber music throughout the United States and was principal violist of the Boston Philharmonic. She earned her Ph.D. in Music Composition from Harvard University.
Lands End = piano, violin and cello trio. Also James Campbell, clarinet. Three movements: I - Alberta Clipper; II - Horizon at Dawn; III - Hoe-down. Kelly-Marie Murphy was born on a NATO base in Sardegna, Italy, and grew up on Canadian Armed Forces bases all across Canada. She began her studies in composition at the University of Calgary, and later received a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Leeds, England,
For soprano saxophone and string quartet. David Dees on saxophone. Three numbered movements. Kansas born composer Teresa LeVelle, has a doctorate in composition from Indiana University; now teaches at Whittier College in Los Angeles.
For flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion. Higdon is an American composer who was born in 1962
in Brooklyn, educated at Curtis Institute and Univ. of Pennsylvania, and won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for her Violin Concerto. Eighth Blackbird is based in Chicago, dedicated to new music.
Three movements: I - Charleston; II - Hunter Rag; III - Jig. Schoenfield born in 1947 in Detroit, Michigan; is known for combining popular, folk and classical music forms. Trio founded in 2014 at Bowling Green University in Ohio.
Rafael Ramirez, mandolin and mandola; Jorge Gomez Abrante, guitar. De Sena was born in Brooklyn in 1950, and was educated in composition and computer music at Ithaca College and University of Miami. He teaches composition and electronic music at New World School of the Arts.
For flute, cello and piano. Trio Xia, whose name is derived from the Chinese words for summer and Hawai‘i, was founded in March 2002. Regan is an American composer who was born in 1972, and has written over 70 works for traditional Japanese instruments.
David Starobin, guitar; Liang Wang, oboe. Eight movements: 1 - Fanfarish; 2 - Melancholic; 3 - Bright; 4 - Hesitant; 5 - Lonesome; 6 - Ostinato; 7 - Ragged; 8 - Occam's Razor. Poul Ruders was born in Denmark in 1949. David Starobin is a professor at the Curtis Institute of Music. Over 300 new compositions
have been written for him.