The NYUAD Music Program and Abu Dhabi Classics present CELLONATION 2016.
Featuring the 25 Cellists in the NYUAD Cello Ensemble with Guest Cellist Yan Levionnois & Soprano Rachel Mills.
CelloNation: Many Voices — One Concert
December 13, 2014
Directed by Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music, NYUAD
Featuring the 25 Cellists in the NYUAD Cello Ensemble with Guest Cellist Jameson Platte and NYUAD Pianist and Professor Matthew Quayle
In a Program of Works from Pachelbel to the Heavy Metal Band Apocalyptica.
NYUAD Cello Ensemble: Dhia Fiarus Fani; Dasha Baidakova; Kunal Thakar; Charlotte de Bekker; Garreth Chan; Guinozai Mansur; Karolina Uchman; Talha Javed; Hend Al Ali; Xinyi Wei; Chaeri Lee; Arnav Maggo; George Hung; Jeffrey Mei; Palaniyapan Muthukumar; Irene Paneda; Xinming We; Nils Lewis; Alice Ferrarese; Niki Moosavi; Francis Lewlling; Lily Innis; Mariya Miles-Flynn
December 12, 2015
The NYUAD 2015 CELLONATION CONCERT features the 25 members of the NYUAD Cello Ensemble with guest cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan in a program of solo and chamber music works for cello and concluding with a cello choir setting of Dona Nobis Pacem (“Grant Us Peace”).
With Solo Guest Cellist & The Gold Medal Winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition Narek Hakhnazaryan
Music Memory Metamorphoses
April 9, 2015
Produced and directed by Gwyneth Bravo with the technical support of REZN8's Paul Sidlo and featuring a live performance by Gabriel Vamvulescu (recitation) and Steven Vanhauwaert (piano), this multimedia production presents Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1899 work about the love and death of a young soldier during the Ottoman-Habsburg Wars of the 17th century against a filmic backdrop. The production re-imagines the theater and concert hall as a cinematic space where the film presents a kaleidoscope of slowly shifting montage images that serve as a visual counterpoint to the dramatic performance and music.
Twelve excerpts from Rilke’s poem The Lay of Love and Death of the Cornet Christopher Rilke (1899) with music for speaker and piano.