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Resonance Works and Cello Fury present 8-Cello Sound Fusionon November 14 in Shadyside PITTSBURGH, PA (10.21.2015)—
RESONANCE WORKS | PITTSBURGH,a collaborative, multi-modal performing arts company, joins forces with Pittsburgh cello rock powerhouse Cello Furyfor 8-Cello Sound Fusion: Classical,
“Simon and Nicole performed with our Resonance Chamber Orchestra in our first two seasons, and we were all excited to come up with a Cello Fury-Resonance Works collaboration, and one that would be integrated with a Cello Fury show. All thoughts went immediately to the cello octets of Villa-Lobos” says Resonance Works Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner. Between 1930 and 1945, Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos wrote nine varied suites entitled Bachianas Brasileirasin homage to baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach, in which he freely adapted baroque harmonic and contrapuntal techniques while exploring the spiritual depths of Brazilian character. Two of these suites, No. 1 and No. 5, were written for “an orchestra of cellos.”
Joining Nicole, Simon, and Ben of Cello Fury will be Resonance Works artists Hannah Whitehead and Katya Janpoladyan, along with Michael DeBruyn, Adam Liu, and Alexandra Thompson of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 includes a soprano solo, and the hauntingly beautiful first movement, Aria (Cantilena), is perhaps the most popular movement from all nine suites. Soprano Meghan Picernomakes her Resonance Works debut with this performance. This past summer she was a quarterfinalist in Placido Domingo's prestigious Operalia International Vocal Competition in London, and also made her role debut as Gilda, which “spun with such a magnitude of colors and textures that the audience seemed to never want to cease applauding” (Berkshire on Stage).
“This project is a great example of why I love being part of the vibrant Pittsburgh music scene: eight
Resonance Works’ upcoming mainstage productions include Massenet’s Cinderella, Mahler’s The Song of the Earth in collaboration with Texture Contemporary Ballet, and the holiday tradition of Amahl & the Night Visitors coming up December 11-13. Tickets for 8-Cello Sound Fusionand all of Resonance Works’ season offerings are available for purchase online at, www.resonanceworks.org. ###
About Resonance Works | Pittsburgh Inspired by Pittsburgh’s industrial and economic reinvention, Resonance Works is an artist-driven, multi-modal performing arts company dedicated to exploring the confluence of artist, audience, music, and space. Resonance Works produces performances designed to feature professional artists in works from their own creative wish lists, and matches these artists and repertoire with complementary spaces so that each may elevate and illuminate the other. Whether in coffeehouses, churches, or concert halls, Resonance Works projects aim to trigger the alchemical possibilities of art, creating unique experiences that resonate with audiences and artists alike, and thus the community as a whole.
Ticketing & general questions: firstname.lastname@example.org -- 412.501.3330 8-Cello Sound Fusion:Classical, Rock, and World music collide Saturday November 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm Third Presbyterian Church 5701 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 & No. 5 Music of Cello Fury Cello Fury- Nicole Myers, Simon Cummings, Ben Muñoz, with drummer David Throckmorton plus Cellists from the Pittsburgh Symphony & Resonance Works Michael DeBruyn, Adam Liu, Alexandra Thompson, Katya Janpoladyan, Hannah Whitehead Meghan Picerno, soprano