The Cayambis CONNECTION

The Cayambis CONNECTION

Posted at Sep 18, 2014 | Posted in: Participaciones, Prensa | By: fede | No comments
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Photograph of Andrés Levell

This Just In!

Venezuelan composer and writer Andrés Levell has just inked a contract with Cayam- bis Music Press for the exclusive representa- tion of seven works, which include pieces for string quartet, flute choir and solo winds. Levell, whose compo- sitions have been performed throughout the Americas, has also won a number of prestigious awards and prizes, such as the Antonio Estévez Composition award in 2012 and the National Youth Composers prize in 2005. His book, Apuntes sobre la decapitación y otros textos (Notes about decapitation and other texts) won the second prize in Venezuela’s national literature university. Since 2008 Levell has been a part of an experimental music group known asEl Sagrado Familión.

 

An Important Milestone

We are proud to announce that Cayambis Music Press has now published more than 100 titles! Hurray! On to the next hundred!

Andrew Putnam

Conductor Joins Artist Program

Cayambis Music Press is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Andrew Putnam to our roster of accomplished artists and ensembles. Putnam, who holds degrees from univer- sities in Missouri, Michigan and Wiscon- sin, conducts the Virginia Tech Sym- phonic Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in conducting.
An advocate for the wind ensemble as an artistic medium, he has performed at the Midwest Band Clinic as well as at the College Band Direc- tor’s National Associ- ation. Andrew will be helping to develop a new repertoire of concert band music by Latin American composers.

 

Student Corner

Are you a music student? Would you like to stand out of the crowd at your next audition, lesson, jury or recital? We have a great selection of works that you might be interested in playing. For piano, we are offering a special student discount on a two volume set of characteristic pieces from around the turn of the century. For a limited time, get $10 off the regular price! For woodwinds, we have quite a number of excellent unaccompanied works, such as Gervasoni’s Five Good Fellows, for clarinet. And even if you’re a percussionist,we’ve got you covered!

October Concerts Update

Join us on October 21 and 23 as we showcase world premieres from four of our artists. The concerts will be held in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Blacksburg (Oct. 21) and at the North Cross School (Oct. 23) in Roanoke, Virginia. Both events will begin at 7:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Live streaming of the concerts may even be available via our website.
Our “In the Moment!” concerts will feature music by composers from Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Chile and the United States. Most of these works were recently composed and all are intended for a very contemporary ensemble that consists of winds, strings, piano and percussion. Several pieces also include a part for male voice; two of these will be sung by tenor Robert Chafin, two others will be sung by baritone Theodore Sipes. Cayambis co-owner John Walker will conduct the Sinfonietta.
The Sinfonietta itself is made up of some of this area’s finest musicians, amongst whom are Elizabeth Lantz Crone, flute; Phillip Paglilonga, clarinet; Robert Deis, saxophone; Nicole Paglialonga, violin; Lisa Liske-Doorandish, cello; Yi-Wen Evans, string bass; Annie Stevens, percussion; and Cayambis Artist Dolly Hsu, piano.
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Spread the Word!

We count on our Cayambis community to help spread the word about our upcoming concerts. If you haven’t already, like us on Facebook and forward this email to a friend. We still have available some ad space in the program booklet that can be reserved for a very reasonable price. Please contact us if you are interested.

Robles work premiered in Korea

Work Premiered in Korea

Pictured here is Ecuadorean violinist Jacob Ormaza premiering Samuel Robles’s new work, Canto, for violin and orchestra. Dedicated to the victims of the Sewol ferry shipwreck, Ormaza was accompanied by the Sejong Dream Tree Orchestra conducted by Eduardo Juarez. The work was performed as part of the two-week seminar offered by former members of YOA Orchestra of the Americas within their Global Leaders Project.
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Our Composers in the News

On August 24 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Demian Galindo’s group, Colectivo Proyecto Caos, presented Retorno a lo inmanente, a multimedia spectacular based on the poetry of Diana Reza and Oscar López Huidor. Founded in 2008 by Galindo, the Collective Project Chaos has presented concert events in Cuba and Ecuador, as well as in many of Mexico’s most important venues.
Earlier this month Federico Núñez won the TRINAC-TRIME 2014 prize in Argentina for his work, Alba inmestiza, which was composed for an acoustic ensemble y electronic resources.
Nicolás Kliwadenko wrote to inform us that a new version of his piece, Tercera Práctica, will be premiered on November 4 in the MUSICAHORA Festival in La Serena, Chile. He says that this new version, for electric guitar, amplified objects and electronics in real time, will be performed by the group, Taller Ciclo.
In October, the Military Band of Caracas, Venezuela, will undertake a tour that will take them throughout that country, during which they will be giving premier performances of works by Luis Ernesto Gómez, Andrés Levell and Luis Pérez Valero.

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Agreement Signed in Support of Music Sorority

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Tau Beta Sigma, the national honorary band sorority dedicated to serving college band programs. This agreement is intended to benefit the music sorority on two levels, first, individual sorority members will have access to the company’s many publications at a substantial discount, and second, at the end of the academic school year we will make a donation to the local Tau Beta Sigma chapter whose members have purchased the most music. In signing the agreement, John Walker, co owner of Cayambis Music Press, said, “I am happy to be able to establish such a key relationship with young musicians who are already making valuable contributions to the profession.”

For Our Subscribers

Take 10% off the price of any item in our catalog! It’s easy: At checkout enter the word, 10off, in the coupon field. This special offer is good for up to three items and even includes each and every one of Kent Holliday’s compositions. We value and appreciate the individuals and institutions that support our company.

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