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Melanie Mitrano is an ASCAP composer, singer, teacher,
lecturer and writer who specializes in new music and
crossover repertoire. Her vocal and compositional styles span
the realms of classical, Broadway, jazz, Brazilian music and
Portuguese Fado. Melanie's compositions have been
performed in a variety of venues from concert halls to jazz
clubs. In 2006 she was awarded a composer-performer grant
from the New York Women’s Composers and released her
debut CD, Songs in Transit, on Capstone Records. In 2008,
she was a guest composer-performer with the NJ-based Diane
Moser Composers Big Band. Her second disc, All Things
Gold, featuring her original vocal jazz compositions, was released in 2010 by Ivy
Cottage Press. Five of the songs on that disc have won compositional awards in
the SAW Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and the Billboard World Song Contest.
Eric Nathan’s compositions have been performed at the
Aldeburgh Music Festival (UK), Tanglewood, Aspen Music
Festival, Ravinia Festival Steans Institute, 2012 World Music
Days (Belgium) and by Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, American
Composers Orchestra, Omaha Symphony Chamber
Orchestra, Aspen Concert Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic
Orchestra, Collage New Music, Momenta Quartet, Spectra
Ensemble and the Mirari Brass. Nathan served as Composerin-Residence-Chelsea Music Festival and Chamber Music
Campania. His music has been featured on NPR’s radio show
“From the Top” and on WQXR’s Q2 Radio. His music has
been recognized with awards including the 2013 Rome Prize, ASCAP Rudolf
Nissim Prize, BMI William Schuman Prize, four ASCAP Morton Gould Awards,
and a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
David Rimelis’ music has been performed by orchestras
including the Boston Pops, National Symphony, Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony, Baltimore
Symphony, Western Australia Symphony, Minnesota
Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and
the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. Rimelis is artist-in-residence
for the New Jersey State Council on The Arts and teaching
artist for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center He is also
Director of Music Education for the AIDS Resource
Foundation for Children in Newark New Jersey. He has
served as composer-in-residence for the Concordia
Orchestra in New York City. His music is featured in the film “Speaking in
Strings”, PBS and New Jersey Network documentaries “Summer Camp”, “It’s Red
It’s Edible It Bounces”, the Mo Willems cartoon “The Man Who Yelled,” and the
feature film “She Devil.”
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
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Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame
Eva Ingolf, violin
Rune Songs
David Morneau, composer
Mary Hubbell, soprano Eva Ingolf, violin
Wing Over Wing
Eric Nathan, composer
Mary Hubbell, soprano Alice Jones, flute
Aurelia Insulinda
Skip La Plante, composer, coba, pvc flute, cardboard tube
The Nor'easter
David Rimelis, composer
David Rimelis - violin, Melanie Mitrano - piano
I Am Here Now
David Rimelis, composer
Melanie Mitrano, soprano David Rimelis, guitar
Mar Adentro
Você Não Existe Mais
Melanie Mitrano, composer
Melanie Mitrano, soprano David Rimelis, guitar
Eva Ingolf is a well known Icelandic violinist particularly
recognized for her authoritative performances of solo works by
J. S. Bach. She began violin studies at a young age, gaining
early recognition for outstanding musical talent, including the
beautiful tone and artistic interpretation of her playing. After
studying at the Conservatory of Reykjavík for 6 years, Eva left
Iceland to study with some of Europe’s finest violin
pedagogues. Her playing has been greatly influenced by the
spirit of the Russian and East-European violin schools. At the
Royal Conservatory of Brussels, she was a student of Prof.
Leon-Ara, followed by studies with Prof. Corrado Romano at
the Conservatory of Geneva and Prof. Istvan Parkanyi at the Sweelink
Conservatory in Amsterdam.
Fifteen Minutes of Fame is a collection of 15 one-minute works composed
specifically for a performer or ensemble. The purpose
of Fifteen Minutes of Fame is to promote a great
variety of contemporary music to audiences hungry to
hear what living composers are writing today. The
project seeks one-minute music compositions from
composers working in any style and aesthetic. Vox
Novus places a call for scores and 15 pieces are
chosen from the works submitted. The works are then
premiered on the Composer Voice concert series in
New York City. The idea grew out of a celebratory concert in 2009 for the birthday
of Robert Voisey who is the founder of Vox Novus and known for his 60x60
project.
Curator David Morneau is a composer of an entirely
undecided genre, a provider of exclusive unprecedented
experiments. In his work he endeavors to explore ideas about
our culture, issues concerning creativity, and even the very
nature of music itself. His music can be found on Composers
Concordance Records, Immigrant Breast Nest, Irritable
Hedgehog, and elsewhere. This is the seventh concert David
has curated for Composer's Voice. Learn more @ 5of4.com.
Mary Hubbell, described in the New York Times as “a soprano
with a sweetly focused tone,” holds degrees from Boston
College; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and the
Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She is active in a wide
range of music, from early music to contemporary repertoire.
As a recitalist, she has concertized in Boston, New York, North
Carolina, and South Carolina, including Piccolo Spoleto’s
Spotlight Series in Charleston. In New York, she has
appeared as a soloist with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra,
the Transfiguration Early Instrument Ensemble, Alphabet Soup
Productions, The Remarkable Theatre Brigade, and Dr.
Faustus. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Graduate Center of
the City University of New York and is a faculty member of the Brooklyn
Conservatory of Music and Smith College.
Alice Jones is a flutist known for giving performances that
are “lively” (New York Times), “delicate and passionate with
beautiful articulation
and dynamics” (Eleanor Cory,
composer). An avid symphonic, chamber, theater, and
contemporary musician, with performances ranging from the
Brandenburg Concerti to New York City’s Look and Listen
Festival, Alice was praised by Mario Davidovsky as “the flute
player who could really play.” She was also featured at the
Composers Now! Festival at Symphony Space (2010 and
2011) and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (2010), and
has received commissions from the Long Island Composers
Alliance. She toured China and Hong Kong (2007 and 2008)
as a performer and director of chamber music and outreach programs for the
Yale-China Music Exchange.
Skip La Plante invents, builds, composes for, performs on and
teaches with musical instruments built from trash. He cofounded MUSIC FOR HOMEMADE INSTRUMENTS in 1975,
which has as recorded two albums, performed as far abroad as
the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival in Indonesia, and premiered
about 100 compositions. He has built over 200 instruments,
including two zithers for the Blue Man Group’s production
TUBES. Skip has composed music for over 100 modern dance
and off-off Broadway theater presentations, played his
homemade instruments in Mr Roger’s Neighborhood, and was
featured vocalist with Kirk Nurock’s Natural Sound Ensemble from 1975 until the
ensemble disbanded in 1982.

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