Music News for May/June 2005:
NEW TERTIAN RECORDINGS RELEASES ITS FIRST CD
NTR (New Tertian Recordings) recently released its debut CD, RESONANCE: CHAMBER WORKS VOLUME 1, which features new works by four cutting-edge composers: John M. Crabtree, Carlo Vincetti Frizzo, Aaron Johnson and William Price. NTR is committed to releasing "the best of contemporary classical art music...by today's emerging composers." The company "hopes to provide a needed option" to traditional classical music.
All of the nine works on the CD are instrumental, except for Frizzo's Wind and Wind Flower which is sung by soprano Rachel M. Harris, who has appeared in the past with Syracuse Opera and Tanglewood Music Center. Frizzo's text is drawn from the poetry of Robert Frost.
RESONANCE is available directly from NTR at newtertianrecordings.com or from such music retailers as CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and Towerrecords.com
The Los Angeles premiere of MANZANAR--AN AMERICAN STORY will take place Thurs. June 2 at 8pm at UCLA's Royce Hall. Written and directed by Philip Kan Gotanda with music by Jean-Pascal Beintus, David Benoit and Naomi Sekiya, the work "illustrates the evolution of civil liberty in America through the World War II Japanese-American internment camp experience."
Backed by the American Youth Symphony, the Santa Monica College Chamber Choir and Manzanar Youth Choir. Gotanda's text will be read by Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Olympic skating medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, Broadway star Pat Suzuki, actors Sab Shimono and John Cho, among others.
Conductor Kent Nagano has selected an opening half comprised of three philsophical works that also deal with the themes of oppression and liberation--Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question, Plato's The Apology of Socrates, and selections from Beethoven's
Fidelio and Leonore Overture.
Call UCLA Live at (310) 825-2101 or visit UCLALive.org or contact Ticketmaster.
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