Tennessean: Serendipity mixes musicians, composer


Great coverage in The Tennessean by writer Evans Donnell, featuring ALIAS and The GLF Project. The following is an excerpt. For the full story, click HERE.

A small, all-volunteer Nashville chamber music group can’t commission work from a rising-star composer.

They can’t get the world’s largest classical music label to record that new work beforehand.

And they can’t then join that composer to play the prestigious Schubert Club after a hometown world premiere.

Well, try telling that to ALIAS Chamber Ensemble.

Friday, they and Gabriela Lena Frank are performing Frank’s “Hilos” quartet as part of their fall concert. They’ve already recorded it for Naxos and they’ll perform at the Schubert in St. Paul, Minn., on Nov. 16. The buzz about this work is even going nationwide: the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will feature “Hilos” on its Arts Works blog in an Oct. 8 post at www.arts.gov/artworks.