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“Greek Dance” for String Orchestra–World Premiere on Saturday!

Come join me THIS Saturday afternoon in Pasadena for, not only the debut concert of an exciting new orchestra, but the world premiere of my short, spunky work for string orchestra, “Greek Dance“! Originally written for string quartet back in 2002, I was specially invited to create this arrangement of that tune for the strings of the Neue World Orchestra Project.

NWOP’s first concert will open with a world premiere arrangement of the animated and whimsical new piece, “Greek Dance”, arranged specifically for the group by contemporary composer Sarah Wallin Huff. Following the Wallin Huff premiere piece, violinist Yu-Ting Wu performs Saint-Saëns’ dazzling and seductive “Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra”, a piece that commands a balance of athletic virtuosity and grace from the violin. Concluding the program is Russian pianist Ekaterina Bessmeltseva, who makes her LA debut with Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major”, a concerto that is overflowing with songful melodies suffused with delicate and impressive artistry from the soloist and orchestra. (—>Concert Info)

Again the concert is FREE, and it’s Saturday March 10, starting at 1pm. Reserve your place by getting tickets here!

I’m really looking forward to it; hope to see you there! 😉

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“Anima Mechanicae” to be performed in UK!

My fan-favorite 2007 string quartet Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine will have its official UK premiere on July 6, 2014 at the Exeter Phoenix Auditorium!

It will be featured in the concert “Machine Music”:

…an evening of music inspired, composed and performed by machines.

Featuring the work of John White, Annie Gosfield, Kraftwerk, Bach, Sarah Wallin Huff, George Antheil, Conlon Nancarrow and two new pieces by Exeter based composer Simon Belshaw.

Music is played by a string quartet and will also feature music for/played by/created with player piano, music boxes, film, radio signals, ipad and raspberry pi.

Visit this link for more details! And if you happen to be in the area of Devon, be sure to go and check out this amazing concert!

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