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Young musicians from Boston String Academy take the stage at Roxbury Community College alongside Unitas Ensemble, whose founder and artistic director Lina González-Granados makes debuts in 2021-22 with the San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.
The program is anchored by two world premieres in our 2022 Solo(s) Together commissioning project: composers Amir Bitran and Paul Desenne will create to-be-announced works for four instrumentalists with short solos for each of the performers 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.
I. Embryogenesis (Quartet)
II. Gradients (violin I solo)
III. Mitotic Waves (cello solo)
IV. Gastrulation (viola solo)
V. Instability (violin II solo)
VI. Embryogenesis (Quartet reprise)
"La Petite Bande à Schubert"
Spaghetti Western (violin I solo)
Cantilena (violin II solo)
Guasa (cello solo)
Tango (viola solo)
This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Innovation Funds.