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Composer Anna Clyne's New 'DANCE' Cello Concerto [WORLD PREMIERE]

Cellist Inbal Segev rehearsing for the world premiere performance of British-born American composer Anna Clyne’s new Cello Concerto 'DANCE'

Israeli-born cellist Inbal Segev last week rehearsing for the world premiere performance of British-born American composer Anna Clyne’s new Cello Concerto 'DANCE' - with conductor Cristian Macelaru and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra.

The 25-minute, five movement work, which premiered on the 3rd of August, 2019 at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, in Santa Cruz, California, was inspired by a short poem by 13th-century Persian poet, Rumi.

“I’ve known the following Rumi poem, Dance, for a while and always thought it would be a good source of inspiration ... and I felt it was a great way to structure a piece — to break it up into the five movements according to the five lines of the poem ... " Anna has told The Violin Channel.

"Dance, when you’re broken open ... Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off ... Dance in the middle of the fighting ... Dance in your blood ... Dance, when you’re perfectly free ..." the former Composer-in-Residence at the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France and the Baltimore Symphony has recited.

“Marin Alsop kindly introduced Inbal and myself back in 2016 ... and we immediately discussed the possibility of writing a cello concerto ... as an amateur cellist, it is the instrument that I feel most connected to - and the most comfortable writing for ...” she has said.

“My hope is that the listeners will have been taken on a journey during this piece and that they have been somehow moved by this experience.”




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