This is an exciting and rare opportunity for Loren Loiacono and me to be ambassadors for American music on the international stage of the 25th International Contemporary Music Festival “Sound Ways” on November 24, 2012 in the cultural capital of Russia. As an American violinist, one of my goals in life is to participate in the vibrant contemporary life of classical music across the globe and to help usher it into the future.
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The concert will take place in the prestigious Small Hall of the Philharmonic (Glinka Hall) and it will be the final concert of the entire festival. It is the Year of American Culture in Russia, and the concert will be focused around works by living American and Russian composers. The American portion of the concert will consist of John Adams Shaker Loops and a world premiere of the newly-commissioned violin concerto written by Loren Loiacono for conductor Jeffery Meyer, the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic and myself, American violinist Nicholas DiEugenio.
The St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic has almost completed the necessary fundraising for this performance at the Sound Ways festival; we are asking your help in completing this final (and crucial!) last step through Kickstarter!
Loren Loiacono is one of the brightest up and coming young composers in the United States. She recently was selected from 165 candidates as one of seven emerging composers to participate in the Minnesota Orchestra’s12th annual Composer Institute.
The St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic was founded in 2002 in honor of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg, dedicated to the exchange of musical culture between the United States and Russia. The orchestra aims to introduce a progressive and exciting programming to St. Petersburg audiences that emphasizes the 20th century and the music of our time and to encourage international collaboration between both performers and composers. From its very first concert to the present season, the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic has had at its core the promotion of works by American composers, both past and present. No other performing arts organization in St. Petersburg has done as much to promote American orchestral music in Russia in the last decade as the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic.
Check out this New York Times review: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/17/arts/music/17wall.html
St. PCP has been invited to perform at the Sound Ways festival regularly since 2005 and this appearance will mark the St. PCP’s seventh appearance at the festival. The festival has one of the widest audience followings among all the new music festivals in the city. The St. PCP’s concerts at the Sound Ways festival have been consistently full-house events at Glinka Hall and this one is sure to be another success.
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