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  • be.spoke NOW Commissions for chamber orchestra

    $15.00

    New Orchestra of Washington

    Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez

    Three premiere recordings of music commissioned for NOW, the New Orchestra of Washington and maestro Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez.

    Chamber Symphony (2014)
    Julian Wachner (b. 1969)

    I. Mechanisms
    II. Time’s Arrow
    III. Round and Round

    Shadow Light, Concerto for Viola and Strings (2016)
    Elena Ruehr (b. 1963)
    solo viola, Marcus Thompson

    Elastic Band, Version for Chamber Orchestra (2015)
    Joel Phillip Friedman (b. 1960)

    I. Rise
    II. Pure Happenchance
    III. Stretch: Snap Back!

  • Mahler Symphony No. 4 (chamber version)

    $15.00

    New Orchestra of Washington

    Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez

    1. Bedächtig, nicht eilen
    2. In gemächlicher Bewegung, ohne Hast
    3. Ruhevoll, poco adagio
    4. Sehr behaglich 

    The New Orchestra of Washington’s mission is to make music relevant to new generations of audiences through virtuosic performances that combine a diversity of genres with fresh interpretations of classic works. Unconstrained by the structure or repertoire of traditional orchestras, NOW is both modern and sustainable, proving how orchestral and chamber music can not only survive but flourish in the 21st century. Founded in 2012 by rising stars of the Washington area’s professional community, NOW embodies mutual respect and admiration for each other’s artistry and a common belief in the importance of revitalizing the role of music in our lives

    Internationally recognized for her interpretation of Mahler and Strauss, Linda Mabbs has sung with many of the worlds leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica de Bilbao, Orchestre Bayonne, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra and the American orchestras of Chicago, Dallas, Saint Louis, New York, Washington, Baltimore, Cleveland, Miami, Houston, San Antonio, Vancouver and Minnesota; collaborating with such esteemed conductors as Riccardo Chailly, Sir Neville Marriner, Neeme Jërvi, Mstislav Rostropovich, Sir Georg Solti, David Robertson, Robert Shaw, Claus Peter Flor, Franz Welzer-Möst, Andrew Litton, Günter Herbig, and Leonard Slatkin among many others. She has presented recitals in some of the finest venues throughout the world singing a wide range of repertoire but with special emphasis on American and British Song. Robert Hanson composed his Songs of America for her and while in England, Sir Peter Pears asked her to give the American premiere of Britten’s Cabaret Songs.