Thursday, November 12, 2020
CSO Sessions Episode 6: Prestini, Perkinson & Mendelssohn
Rhythmic energy propels three diverse works for various strings ensembles. A composer celebrated for her “otherworldly … outright gorgeous” music (The New York Times), Paola Prestini wrote G-Force for vibraphone and string quartet as a tribute to a close friend. Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, former music director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, based his string quartet on the African American spiritual “Calvary.” Mendelssohn was a precocious 16-year-old when he composed his dazzling Octet for strings.
Premiered on Thursday, November 12, 2020
Available through Friday, December 11, 2020
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Prestini G-Force, for Mickey
Perkinson String Quartet No. 1 (Calvary)
Sponsorship support for CSO Sessions is generously provided by the Zell Family Foundation; an anonymous donor; JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation; the Julian Family Foundation in honor of Cristina Rocca, Megan and Steve Shebik, and Betty W. Smykal.
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