NOVA Chamber series readies 2016-17 season |

NOVA Chamber series readies 2016-17 season

Submitted by the NOVA Chamber Concert Series

NOVA Chamber Music Series kicks off the 2016-17 season by welcoming Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer, the Madeleine Choir School Choristers, and Utah Chamber Artists.

They will perform in stunningly gorgeous and inventive works by Brahms, including Begräbnisgesang op. 13, “Four Songs” for children’s choir, harp, and horns, op. 17, and Piano Quartet in G Minor, opus 25.

Also on this program is a brand new piccolo concerto written for Caitlyn Valovick Moore by British composer Simon Holt.
The 2016-17 season will include several unique partnerships and collaborations with Utah arts organizations and local composers.

It’s the second time NOVA is working with Fischer since he began with the Utah Symphony in 2009. His vibrant personality, commitment to the arts, and passion for live classical and contemporary music has wowed Utah audiences for over 7 years.
The Utah Chamber Artists recently opened their 2016-17 season on Sept. 26 with a performance in Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine.

Catherine Reese Newton of the Salt Lake Tribune stated, “[their] continuous ribbon of sound throughout the beautiful building was a delight.”
Topping it all off will be the addition of the incredible Madeleine Choir School Choristers.

This is the second time in three years NOVA is collaborating with the Choristers, and they’re sure to deliver a stunning performance of Brahms’ choral pieces.
Join guest composer Simon Holt and NOVA Artistic Director Jason Hardink in room 270 (University of Utah School of Music) for a preconcert talk on the genesis of his new work, Fool is hurt, a concerto for piccolo and chamber ensemble.

Mr. Holt’s piece is a co-commission between NOVA and the London Sinfonietta (Fischer will lead the European premiere in December) and is a work inspired by the isolation of the central character in the Federico Fellini film “La Strada.”
NOVA’s subscription series consists of six concerts, with each performance juxtaposing old and new music performed by Utah’s talented local musicians. Programming includes works by both local and nationally renowned composers.

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