Conductor Karina Canellakis will make her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, leading two programs featuring the first Philadelphia Orchestra performances of Zosha’s Lineage, Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, and pianist Emanuel Ax in Beethoven’s Second (February 6 & 8, 2020) and Third (February 7, 2020) piano concertos.
Cellist Leah Plave performs Zosha’s Anssi de suite… for solo cello during the “Evolution of the String Quartet” program at the Banff Centre. The program is designed to allow the performers and the faculty to explore the entire canon of string quartet music, with no restrictions on genre or artist. Other music on the program includes Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 3 and a Banff participant composer premiere.
Zosha has been commissioned by the BBC Proms for a world premiere on the Opening Night of the Proms 2019. Prom 1 features conductor Karina Canellakis leading the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, and BBC Chorus in a program that also includes Dvorak’s The Golden Spinning Wheel and Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass.
Zosha’s work pays homage to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the Moon.
The National Arts Centre Orchestra finishes its 50th Anniversary European Tour, led by renowned Music Director Alexander Shelley, in Gothenburg, Sweden, featuring Zosha’s Dear Life, commissioned by the orchestra in 2015. For more information on the concert and program, which also features works by Jocelyn Morlock and Nicole Lizée, see here.
The National Arts Centre Orchestra continues its 50th Anniversary European Tour, led by renowned Music Director Alexander Shelley, in Paris. The orchestra will enjoy a two-day residency at the modern and breathtaking La Seine Musicale, featuring Zosha’s Dear Life, commissioned by the orchestra in 2015. For more information on the concert and program, which also features works by Jocelyn Morlock and Nicole Lizée, see here.
The Rhythm Method string quartet will perform Zosha’s String Quartet No. 1 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York as part of the 2019 Permutations Series. The program also features works by Jodie Rottle and Hildegaard von Bingen, and the quartet will share the stage with the Byrne/Kozar duo.
On International Women’s Day, the NAC Orchestra shines a light on remarkable Canadian women, featuring Zosha’s Dear Life, commissioned by the orchestra in 2015. For more information on the concert and program, which also features works by Jocelyn Morlock and Nicole Lizée, see here.
This program by Millennial Percussion (Serge Vuille & Adrian Spillett), “String Motion Sensor,” is an invitation to take a fresh look at the symbiotic relationship between musical sound and motion. Violinist Maximillian Haft will perform Zosha’s Patina for solo violin, tamong other works by Christopher Lortie, Steven Snowden, Steve Reich, and Michael Daugherty.
In their Music of the Americas debut, ensemble Colectivo: Music from Cuba and New York, will present a chamber music program consisting of pieces by living composers who reside in Cuba and New York City. Zosha’s Du haut de l’Orillon will be performed by clarinetist Eric Umble, alongside music by Mario Diaz de Leon, Paul Pinto, and Gelsey Bell, among others.
Pianist Julia Den Boer and violinist Jennifer Choi held workshops at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, discussing Janáček’s, Zosha’s, and Eric Wubbel’s music for violin and piano. The duo also performed Michael Hersch’s Zwischen Leben und Tod.
More info on Zosha’s Sprung Testament for violin and piano can be found here.