To the Point
To the Point
- Come see Orchestra 2001's contribution to the PIFA festival (Phildelpha International Festival of the Arts) this... t.co/A65pkJ0TOb
- A somewhat recent article from Swarthmore College regarding Orchestra 2001. Please check it out! t.co/mkInv3YsRu
- A somewhat recent article from Swarthmore College regarding Orchestra 2001. Please check it out! t.co/VqqZqqt1d4
- Day 4 blog post is now up! Another little snapshot of our recent trip to West Virginia and Kentucky. t.co/XkaoAkN4
- Tour blog post number 3 is now up! A few comments and photos from our concert at West Virginia University. t.co/5p32Ra3G
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|1.||To the Point||03:54||$0.99|
|2.||Canto di Ritorno||21:36||$-1|
|3.||Concerto da Camera||13:45||$-1|
|4.||Blades of Grass||08:47||$0.99|
|5.||The River Within: I. Agitato||08:31||$0.99|
|6.||The River Within: II. Adagietto inquieto||07:18||$0.99|
|7.||The River Within: III. Vivace||09:45||$0.99|
A brilliant little overture, “To the Point,” by 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon opens this varied and intriguing new release by Philadelphia’s award-winning ensemble, Orchestra 2001.
Included also are recent works by the indefatigable and incredibly versatile Gunther Schuller (“Concerto da Camera,” with the composer conducting), violin concertos by Philadelphians Jay Reise (with soloist
Maria Bachmann) and Andrew Rudin (with soloist Diane Monroe), and Romeo Cascarino’s haunting paraphrase of Carl Sandburg’s poem “Grass.” Artistic Director James Freeman conducts all but the Schuller.
Orchestra 2001 is one of America’s most important champions of new music. Through its concert series in Philadelphia and at Swarthmore College (where it is ensemble in residence), its previous recordings (for CRI, Albany, and Bridge Records), and its tours abroad (Russia, England, Denmark, Slovenia, and, most recently, the Salzburg Festival), Orchestra 2001 has brought new American music to countless fresh audiences. Its name pointed to the future when the ensemble was founded in 1988. With 22 years of landmark performances and recordings now behind it, the orchestra continues to provide a major focus for the best new music of our time. We think this disc - Orchestra 2001’s first with Innova Recordings - is one to be treasured, studied, and savored.
“[Orchestra 2001] occupies a place of such importance that a classical music community without it seems unimaginable.”
– Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer