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Brubeck

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About the Work

BRUBECK pays tribute to the music of American jazz icon Dave Brubeck. The work highlights several of Brubeck’s classic recordings that epitomize his career long experimentation with unusual time signatures, and his brilliant partnership with saxophonist Paul Desmond. GroundWorks is sent into wonderful motion and commotion around the infectious melodies and dynamic

Chromatic

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About the Work

“While researching music for Chromatic, I came across Conlon Nancarrow’s work by accident. I was immediately taken by its idiosyncratic qualities and unique sound. His experimentation composing on player piano rolls as a way of layering complex rhythmic and tempo changes, gives his work a certain driven, automated

Part Way

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About the Work

Part Way is GroundWorks’ newest commission from guest artist Robyn Mineko Williams, created in response to Rachmaninoff’s darkly romantic Trio Elégiaque No. 1 in G Minor. In Robyn’s words, “I listened to this work and it struck me immediately. I can’t describe in words why. I just heard it

Hex

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About the Work

This is the World Premiere of a new work by guest choreographer Adam Barruch, an award-winning choreographer and founder of the Brooklyn-based dance company Anatomiae Occultii. Barruch’s work centers around a “grimoire” (a book of magic spells or invocations) that acts as a source of universal power.

Carmina Burana

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Video About the Work Originally mounted with the Akron Symphony Orchestra this past May, David Shimotakahara has created an exciting new adaptation of Carl Orff’s scenic cantata, Carmina Burana. Composed by Orff in 1935 and 1936 and quickly becoming a principle piece of classical music repertoire, the beloved work is

Falling Awake

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About the Work Choreographer Loni Landon describes this piece as being about tension, connection/disconnection and how we relate to one another. The initial inspiration came from a recurring image Landon had after several chaotic dreams following Hurricane Sandy. Her hope for this piece is to have it feel like “…a continuous stream of consciousness –