Michael Colina Habanera to Be Performed at January 7 Tribute to Composer
Keith Gates at North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem
New York composer Michael Colina's Habanera for violin, flute, clarinet,
bassoon and piano will be performed as part of a special tribute to
composer Keith Gates on Sunday, January 7 - 2PM at Watson Chamber Music
Hall on the campus of the North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 South
Main St. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The program will feature works written by and for Gates, a composer who
graduated from the NCSA high school program in 1967 and stayed for two
years of undergraduate study before going on to The Juilliard School,
where he earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music and studied
composition with Vincent Persichetti and Hugo Weisgall.
Flutist and conductor Ransom Wilson, who graduated from the NCSA School
of Music in 1969, recruited NCSA music and drama alumni from across the
country to perform on the concert. School of Music faculty and students
will also perform.
Performers for the Habanera will be Joseph Genualdi, violin Robert Carter,
clarinet; Ransom Wilson, flute; Andrew Cordle, bassoon and Michael Colina
at the piano.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Please call the NCSA Box
Office at 336-721-1945 or visit them online at http://www.ncarts.edu/.
After 25 years of helping others create their music as a multiple Grammy
winning jazz composer and producer, Michael Colina is focusing today on
the music that he has always dreamed of creating for himself. His most
recent works reflect a new, classical direction, one that pulls threads
from jazz, classical, and his Cuban-American heritage. Examples of this
new classical direction include The Isles of Shoals, a concerto for flute
and orchestra; The Idoru Piano Trio for piano, violin and cello; The
People, an orchestral work for Richard Kuch commissioned by the Boston
Ballet; and a modern dance score, A Time of Crickets, commissioned by
Pauline Koner and supported by The National Endowment for the Arts.
Colina, born of Cuban-American heritage, studied composition at the North
Carolina School of the Arts with Vittorio Giannini, Louis Mennini (father
of composer Peter Mennin) and Robert Ward. He continued studies at the
Chigiana in Sienna, Italy with Thomas Pasatieri and Roman Vlad. He was
the first recipient of the Vittorio Giannini Memorial Scholarship award.
Visit him online at http://www.michaelcolina.com/.
For more information about Michael Colina, please contact Jeffrey
James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or [log in to unmask]
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting