Archive for Month: September 2013

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Portara Performs World Premiere by ALIAS’ Matt Walker

“I’m really privileged and grateful to have the opportunity to write a piece for Portara, and to have such a great group of vocalists to premiere the work.” –Matthew Walker, ALIAS cellist and composer After a series of fruitful collaborations with Portara, ALIAS has created an on-going creative alliance with […]

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A Serendipitous World Premiere Story

As a featured work of the October 22 season opener, Caroline Shaw’s piece, “Cantico delle creature,” was brought to ALIAS Artistic Director Zeneba Bowers’ attention by Portara Choral Ensemble’s Executive Director, Lea Maitlen. How did Shaw’s piece come to your attention? Maitlen: I became aware of Caroline Shaw during my […]

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A World Premiere and Three Living, American, Female Composers: A New ALIAS Season Begins

ALIAS’s new season of unique performances opens Tuesday, October 22, with works by three living, American, female composers: Pulitzer-Prizing winning Caroline Shaw, Tennessee native Jennifer Higdon (also a Pulitzer Prize winner) and Guggenheim Fellow Margaret Brouwer. The concert will also feature Kenji Bunch, whose music ALIAS has championed and recorded […]

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Holiday Art Event to Benefit ALIAS

ALIAS board member Ron York is hosting a Holiday Art Event on Sunday, November 17, at York and Friends Fine Art, at 107 Harding Place. The festivities will run from noon to 5 p.m., with 25% of all art sales benefiting ALIAS Chamber Ensemble. “ALIAS does so much for our […]

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Your Name on the Next ALIAS CD?

How would you like to have your name on the next ALIAS CD? For just one tax-deductible $250 donation, your name will be included on the CD cover for the new recording project featuring works by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Paul Moravec, performed by ALIAS with Portara Choral ensemble. Stay tuned […]