Unitas Ensemble & Boston String Academy Stringfest
featuring new works by Amir Bitran & Paul Desenne

Roxbury Community College Theatre

The digital concert premieres on Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 pm and will be available for on demand viewing for three months following the premiere.

Young musicians from Boston String Academy take the stage at Roxbury Community College alongside Unitas Ensemble. The program is anchored by two world premieres in our 2022 Solo(s) Together commissioning project: Amir Bitran's Morphogens and Paul Desenne's La Petite Bande à Schubert features works for four string players with short solos for each musician and a conclusion that brings them all together.  

Composer and biophysicist Amir Bitran sees inspiration just about everywhere to create his compositions: his multicultural, multilingual Jewish and Latin American upbringing; rock and pop artists like Green Day and Queen; international folk traditions; the natural world; and the inner workings of cells, notably DNA and protein-folding processes.

Cellist and composer Paul Desenne threads together Latin American influences heard in his native Venezuela and beyond with global and academic inspirations from his time in Paris: he creates a lush, rhythmic world of sound.


Jorge Soto conductor 

 Astor Piazzolla                 La Muerte del Angel

Paul Desenne                  La Petite Bande à Schubert (world premiere)

Amir Bitran                      Morphogens (world premiere)

 Astor Piazzolla                Two Tangos for Strings

Teresa Carreño                Serenade for string orchestra

 Federico Ruiz                   Strings Fiesta


From innovative concerts in the comfort of your living room to outdoor collaboration featuring virtuosic Boston-based artists, this season will feel both familiar and new!

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Roxbury Community College Theatre Information

This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Innovation Funds.

Support for this performance is provided by these generous Neighborhood Arts funders.