Hallelujah Junction: New Music at The Slowdown

Presented by Omaha Under the Radar and Opera Omaha 

January 17, 2015 at 8:00PM

 

Featuring: 

Richard Valitutto

Timo Andres

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett

Sophia Potter

UNO Percussion

 

Description:

A luminous night of contemporary music featuring 

Hallelujah Junction by John Adams, Science is only

sometimes a friend by Aaron Siegel, and We choose

to go to the moon by Robert Honstein. 

 

 

$15 advance tickets/$20 day of show

 

The Slowdown

729 N. 14th st

Omaha, NE

Timo Andres

New York, NY

Timo Andres is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. His début album, Shy and Mighty, which features ten interrelated pieces for two pianos performed by himself and pianist David Kaplan, was released by Nonesuch Records in May 2010 to immediate critical acclaim. 

 

Recent highlights include solo recitals at Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, (le) Poisson Rouge, and San Francisco Performances; a weekend of performances in Los Angeles, featuring a new work for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and a performance of his re-composition of the Mozart “Coronation” Concerto; and performances of Crashing Through Fences by eighth blackbird. 

 

Timo earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale and in addition to music, he is one sixth of the Sleeping Giant composers’ collective, and performs regularly with ACME. 

Richard Valitutto

Los Angeles, CA

Richard Valitutto is an emphatic and dedicated performer of compositions for the piano. Described by the Los Angeles Times as a “vivid soloist,” “quietly dazzling,” and “vigorously virtuosic,” he is sought after for his tenacity in bringing dynamic life to scores old and new in a spirit of collaboration and informed understanding.

Richard has been featured on recordings for the New World, Populist, and pfMENTUM record labels. His compositions have been performed by What’s Next? Ensemble, Panic Duo, as well as the widely praised wild Up Modern Music Collective, of which he is a regularly contributing performer and composer.

He holds degrees in piano performance from the California Institute of the Arts (MFA) where he studied with Vicki Ray and the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (BM, summa cum laude) where he studied with Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff.

Sophia Potter

Omaha, NE

A native of Lincoln, NE, Sophia Potter began her cello studies at the age of 10 with Carol Work.  She received her B.A. in Cello Performance in 2007 from Oberlin College where she studied with Peter Rejto, Hans Jensen, and Amir Eldan. In the Spring of 2009, Sophia received her M.M. in Cello Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  During this time, she served as Assistant Principal Cellist in the UNL Symphony and Principal Cellist of the UNL Philharmonia in the Fall of 2008, as well as competing as a finalist in UNL's 2009 "Play with the Chiara" competition.   While at UNL, she studied with Gregory Beaver of the Chiara Quartet.    Following a 9 month stay in Cleveland, OH, Sophia moved to Omaha, NE to found The Kronberg Ensemble (now Rangbrook Ensemble).  

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett

Omaha, NE

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett is an experimental singer and classical music curator based in Omaha, Nebraska. Specializing in project-based collaborations with living composers, Ms. DeBoer is particularly interested in the development of new dramatic works. She is a member of Ensemble Dal Niente and Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and is the founder of Omaha Under the Radar – a performance festival in the Midwest. She has recordings on Southport Records, Navona Records, Carrier Records, and soon will be available on New Amsterdam’s label.

 

www.amandadeboer.com

UNO Percussion

Omaha, NE

The Percussion Studio at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, led by Dr. Scott Shinbara. 

 

http://www.unomaha.edu/music

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