Acclaimed Tarab Cello Ensemble presents concert of 21st-century music for eight cellos March 17
Acclaimed Tarab Cello Ensemble presents concert of 21st-century music for eight cellos March 17March 03, 2009Erica Blustesblust@syr.edu
The Tarab Cello Ensemble, an acclaimed group of eight cellists dedicated to the commissioning and performance of 21st-century music, will present a concert Tuesday, March 17, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Irving Garage.
The ensemble will perform works that demonstrate the great plurality of musical styles that exist in contemporary music today, including “8” by Nicolas Scherzinger and “Lover Calls” by Gregory Mertl, both of whom are composition faculty members in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Other works include those by Caleb Burhans, Jason Treuting, Dennis DeSantis and Michael Midlarsky, who performs with the ensemble.
In addition to Midlarsky, the Tarab Cello Ensemble features Elizabeth Brown, Adam Carter, Alex Greenbaum, Susannah Kelly, Kevin McFarland, Laura Metcalf and founder Florent Renard-Payen.
Formed in 2000, the Tarab Cello Ensemble has concertized in music festivals in France, Mexico and throughout the United States. Its current tour includes venues in New York City, Michigan and upstate New York. The group has held residencies at Princeton University, the Patel Conservatory in Florida and the University of South Florida, and has recorded for Bridge Records and Albany Records. For more information about the ensemble, visit http://www.tarabcello.com/index.html.
The concert is sponsored by VPA, the Setnor School and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information, contact the Setnor School at (315) 443-2191.
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