Message from the Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors and musicians of ALIAS, welcome to the 2009-10 season. It is our eighth season as an ensemble, and it is an exciting one, brimming with innovative new works (Jason Sagebiel’s An Unlikely Suspect, a world premiere of Paul Moravec’s Always, Always, and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Danza de los Saqsampillos), as well as a selection of seldom performed pieces that you won’t want to miss.

The season also marks the return of ALIAS’ two-year Emerging Voices series, which focuses on the works of women composers both past and present. Composer and soprano Deborah Kavasch takes to the ALIAS stage on Feb. 11 to perform her very own The Fox and the Grapes as part of this series. And Guggenheim Fellow Gabriella Lena Frank joins us May 14 to present her Danza de los Saqsampillos and Quijotadas.

I point out these season highlights with hopes of enticing you to join us for all three of our 2009-10 series concerts. I also share this news so that you’ll be reminded of the many ways in which ALIAS touches our community–through our support of the creation and performance of new music; through our dedication to our non-profit partners and through our efforts to bring classical music into the classroom and into underserved areas.

We love what we do… what ALIAS has become and continues to become. But we couldn’t do it without you. So, whether you lend your support through financial contributions, or through the donation of your time and resources, or by sitting attentively in our audience season after season, thank you. You inspire us. You enable us. You make ALIAS what it is today.

Enjoy the season!

Matt Walker, ALIAS Executive Director and cellist