Large chamber ensemble works for between eight and fourteen musicians.
Free for children under 18 and for members of the Chatham University community
Edgard Varèse: Octandre, for seven winds and double-bass
Witold Lutoslawski: Chain No. 1, for 14 instruments
David Stock: The Philosopher's Stone, concerto for violin and chamber ensemble.
Featuring Andrés Cárdenes
John Arrigo-Nelson: Frammenti di recitativo, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, guitar, piano, and two percussionists
Erin Rogers: Gorilla, for 12 instruments (Alia Musica commission)
Sarah Steranka, flutes · Lenny Young, oboe · Emily Cook, clarinets · Julia Kuhlman, saxophones · Shane Gillen, bassoon
Andrew Symington, horn · Carloz Gil, trumpet · Burkhardt Reiter, trombone
Abby Langhorst, David Robbins, percussion · Matthew Gillespie, piano/harpsichord · John Arrigo-Nelson, guitar
Kathleen Andrews, Taya Ricker, violins · Maija Antstine, viola · Simon Cummings, cello · Ryan McMasters, double-bass
Federico Garcia-De Castro, conducting
Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, Grammy-nominated Andrés Cárdenes parlays his myriad talents into one of classical music’s most versatile careers. Second Prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Moscow, Mr. Cárdenes has appeared as a soloist on four continents with over 100 orchestras, and collaborated with many of the world's greatest conductors. Cultural Ambassador for UNICEF between 1980 and 1991, Mr. Cárdenes has received numerous awards for his teaching, performances, recordings and humanitarian efforts.
As a champion for music of our time, Mr. Cárdenes has commissioned and premiered over 70 works by American, Turkish and Latin American composers, including David Stock's The Philosopher Stone, which he will perform with Alia Musica Pittsburgh at the Spring 2018 Concert.