ALIAS’ Winter Concert: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Turner Hall, Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music
ALIAS’s Winter Concert unveils the ensemble’s project of presenting works by Paul Moravec, beginning with his “Tempest Fantasy”, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. (Later in the season ALIAS will record this work along with two others, both of which will be collaborations with Portara. The two groups will then perform all three works with the Ballet on their Emergence Series.)
Joining ALIAS at the Winter concert is the ensemble’s newest official member, pianist Melissa Rose. Works by Ginastera, Debussy, and young American composer Piotr Szewczyk round out this eclectic program.
• Piotr Szewczyk “Twisted Dances” for oboe, violin, cello and piano (2012)
• Dmitri Shostakovich “String Quartet No 10” in A flat, opus 119 (1964)
• Claude Debussy “Trio” for flute, viola, and harp (1915)
• Paul Moravec “Tempest Fantasy” for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2004)
• Nonprofit Partner: The Contributor
The Winter concert also features three other works that represent three different periods of the last hundred years. Zeneba Bowers explains: “Debussy’s Trio for flute, viola and harp shows off the lush French impressionistic style; Shostakovich’s 10th string quartet has his distinctive anti-Soviet regime flavor; and “Twisted Dances” by violinist and composer Pyotr Szewczyk displays what I think is a really exciting development in new American music.”
ALIAS concert tickets $15, $5 for students with ID, free for Blair students
All proceeds from this concert benefit The Contributor, a local nonprofit service organization that prints newspapers that highlight issues of homelessness, and that are sold by homeless and formerly homeless individuals citywide.