• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever
TOP

Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's "Concerto for Cello & Orchestra"

The new piece is performed here by soloist Zuill Bailey, Santa Rosa Symphony, and conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong on March 20, 2021 at the Green Music Center in Santa Rosa, CA

Ellen recently talked with The Violin Channel about her new work.

"A Cello Concerto has been on my 'wish list' for a long time," Ellen told The Violin Channel. "So I was particularly happy to receive a commission from Sebrina Alfonso and the South Florida Symphony to write a concerto for the outstanding cellist, Zuill Bailey.

"Over the years, I've written a piece for cello and piano, and many chamber works that include the cello. I have a Concerto for Violin and Cello and a Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano. Plus my Symphony #2 'Cello Symphony' features the cello section and even includes a virtuoso cadenza played by the entire section. In the performances I've been able to attend, I have been moved by the fact that the whole cello section got a solo bow after the piece!

"One of the things I particularly love about the cello is that it has virtually the entire range of the human voice, from the lowest bass to the highest soprano — and the voice of the Cello can transverse the whole vocal realm with seeming ease. But I sometimes say that string instruments are like "singers on steroids" because of the power they give to the composer to explore virtuosity as well as artistic expression.

"Writing this piece was a 'labor of love' (please forgive the emotional thought!) for me. The process of writing for me is always a voyage of exploration. I hope the audience will join me on this journey.

"The entire concert will be televised on PBS channel KRCB and non-PBS channel KPJK on April 19: www.srsymphony.org/Education-Community/Community,-Engagement-Resources/SRS_on_TV"

 

ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH | CONCERTO FOR CELLO & ORCHESTRA | ZUILL BAILEY | FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG | SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY | 2021

 

upcoming events

march 2024

16marAll Day20Music Teachers National Association National Conference(All Day) The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303Event Type :conferences & tradeshows Event Tagschamber music,Chamber Music America,Conferences,Music Teachers National Association National ConferenceFOLLOW

17marAll Day21Tokyo Classic Violin Competition(All Day) Tokyo University of the Arts, 12-8 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-8714, JapanEvent Type :competitions Event TagsClassic Violin Olympus International Competition,violin competitionFOLLOW

20marAll Day23American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Conference(All Day) Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202Event Type :conferences & tradeshows Event TagsAmerican String Teachers Association,American String Teachers Association National Conference,ASTA,conferenceFOLLOW

CONTACT US
x

Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right