Valerie Coleman and Caroline Shaw are two of the great living American composers. Coleman’s Requiem Milonga offers a haunting, mournful vignette, while Shaw’s By and By uses texts and textures from southern Appalachian folk music to create an ecstatic meditation on death and the afterlife. Mozart’s Wind Serenade in E-flat then brings us from death to rebirth, with a solemn fanfare leading to cheerful Minuets, an intimately expressive Adagio, and festive finale.
Valerie Coleman: Requiem Milonga
Alicia McQuerrey, flute
Henry Kramer, piano
Caroline Shaw: By and By
Suliman Tekalli and Ravenna Lipchik, violin
Olivia Chew, viola
Austin Fisher, cello
John Taylor Ward, baritone
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Wind Serenade No. 11 in E-flat Major
Titus Underwood and Kevin Pearl, oboe
Gabriel Campos Zamora and JJ Koh, clarinet
Andrew Brady and Catherine Chen, bassoon
Jaclyn Rainey and Dominic Rotella, horn
Calchas, high priest of Jupiter
John Taylor Ward performs regularly with the world’s finest baroque musicians and ensembles, including Christina Pluhar and L’...
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ravenna began studying the violin at age four. She made her debut with the Milwaukee Symp...
Violinist Suliman Tekalli has established his unique voice as an exciting and versatile soloist and chamber musician through his v...
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Austin Fisher is a Minneapolis based freelance cellist and the former Assistant Principal Cello of the Colorado Symphony. He serve...
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
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Titus Underwood is the Principal Oboe of the Nashville Symphony, having previously served as Acting Principal Oboe since September...
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Avery Fisher Career Grant
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