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Hello everyone Below is the second set of the first phase of videos are posted enjoy, send feedback, and stayed tune as we add continue place many new additions to the Commissioned Project: 12 by Seven
All the best, -Nicholas
Alexandra T. Bryant
Hello everyone. The first phase of videos are posted enjoy, send feedback, and stayed tune as we add the other three composers of the first Phase later this week.
All the best, -Nicholas
Composer, George Heathco
Composer, Federico Garcia
Composer, Ali Helnwein
I had a wonderful season and enjoyed everyone who came to the concerts. We are looking forward to an exciting 7th season under our new name, Scordatura Music Society. There were many reasons we decided to make this change over, the biggest reason: Large ensembles and more guest artist. We have made Duo Scordatura the ensemble-in-residence. And Duo Scordatura have many small concerts, outreach programs, and the possible residence at a local university (School unveiled very soon) planned for next year, so you wont miss that D/S energy at all. HA!
As mentioned in our last newsletter page of the concert program, Faith will be leaving the duo to study at Boston Conservatory. Congrats again Faith!! and We are excited to announce the new Duo member, Lynsey Anderson ( viola). Welcome to D/S, Lynsey!
Also we are currently designing a new website, yet we will continue to keep this blog to fill you in on all the updates. I will all post the 2011-2012 season in a week, so stay tuned D/S fans.
All the best,
The final count is 238 toys! This morning Nicholas and Faith dropped off a literal carful of toys at Texas Children’s Hospital. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended Tango for Toys, donated toys, and donated money for toys. Thank you for your support and for caring for our children!
WATCH ALL THE VIDEO INTERVIEWS BELOW!!!!!
Duo Scordatura & Friends is happy to present ” Tango for Toys”
This concert is to benefit Texas Children’s hospital in a toy drive designed by Artistic Director, Nicholas Leh Baker
Piazzolla: Tango Etudes for Solo Violin
Piazzolla: le Grande Tango
Tangos for Violin and Bass, Arr. Baker/Steves
Tango Songs from Broadway, vocal; Sarah Welch
Benson: Takes Five to Tango (World Premiere)
Piazzolla: 4 Seasons for violin, viola, bass, & piano
Benson: Toy Tango ( World Premiere)
**** 2 Raffles for tango Lesson with our Special Guest “Friends of Tango”
Concert is April 30th 2011, 7:30pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Houston
Thank you to our Concert Sponsors:
Lisle Violin Shop
Friends Of Tango
Texas Children’s Hopital
Artistic Director, Nicholas Leh Baker was interviewed by the Argentine Tango Club
Composer, Jack Benson Speaks about the 2 commissioned tango works on the “Tango for Toys” Concert
Interview Video with Friends of Tango, special guest on the concert
Faith and I are extremely excited about the upcoming performances in Austin, Tx. This small tour to Austin was designed to colloborate with composer, Alexandra T. Bryant, who we worked with on the ”Commissioned Project.” The Duo will be preforming not only Alexandra’s piece for Duo Scordatura, but also a string quartet she wrote for the amazing string quartet, The Aeolus Quartet. I high recommend attending this ensembles preformance, they are not to be missed!!
In addition to working this Mrs. Bryant on this Austin Tour, we will also be colloborating with the Pew Duo, a Father-Daughter Duo based in austin. Paul Pew, piano and Ellen Pew, cello. We are extremely lucky to have Ellen in Austin who is taken the time to Fly all the way from Seattle, WA to perform with us. Thank you so much Ellen!!!! Great cellists seemed to be an endangered species.
The Finale to our Performance is the Famous Antonín Dvořák ( a.k.a Tony D) Piano Quintet, op.81. Faith and I have performed this on many concerts but never together, to say the least we are excited to combine all these Talanted Forces for a bombastic Finale!!
This Concert will be Broadcasted LIVE on our website!!! Broadcast starts at 6:50pm
March 12th 7pm
BLackerby Violin Shop Recital Hall
1111 W. Anderson Lane
concert is Free and donations are Very Very Welcomed!!!
Duo Scordatura will also be giving a Masterclass at the acclaimed McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra Dept.