sac - World Music http://somervilleartscouncil.org/taxonomy/term/30704 en Mina cho http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46448 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">www.minachojazz.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Pianist and composer Mina Cho was on track for a dazzling classical career when she first encountered jazz and gospel music as a university student in her native Seoul. Private study of her new passion for jazz led her to the Berklee College of Music, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2009 with a degree in Film Scoring and Jazz Composition, receiving many awards as both a composer and pianist. While at Berklee, her musical palette expanded to include South American, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian styles under the mentorship of Venezuelan pianist/composer Leo Blanco. All of these influences can be heard in her playing and on her acclaimed debut CD Originality (2010). Originality was favorably reviewed by several newspapers and magazines. She was voted the Best New Talent of the Year 2010 by Jazz Station, and her album was selected among the Best Albums of the Year by Jazz Station and DownBeat. In addition to her brilliant work as a recording artist, she appears regularly as a church musician and a jazz pianist/composer in the great Boston area. She is the director of contemporary music at Somerville Community Baptist Church, the pianist and a composer of Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, and a piano department faculty and a jazz ensemble coach at Winchester Community Music School. </p> <p>Mina's music uniquely touches spirituality in jazz by implying her lifetime theme “Music &amp; Spirit.” While pursuing her master's degree at New England Conservatory of Music (NEC), Mina could start integrating her musicality and philosophical thoughts together. The variety of theological subjects that she studied while at Yonsei, the dynamic musical experiences at Berklee, and the creative and critical perspectives on music that she learned at NEC all together became a great resource, from which she could develop her own musical research: “Music As a Spiritual Tool.”</p> <p>In 2013 Mina Cho graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with the highest of honors, a Pi Kappa Lambda nominee, acquiring the Master of Music in Jazz Studies––Composition. While pursuing her master’s degree at NEC, she studied with numerous renowned musicians, such as Sophia Rosoff, Ken Schaphorst, Ben Schwendener, Fred Hersch, Jason Moran, Frank Carlberg, Dominique Eade, Jerry Bergonzi, and Dave Holland among many others. Currently, Mina is a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree candidate at New England Conservatory of Music.</p> <p>Yonsei University (B.A., Theology)<br /> Berklee College of Music (B.M., Jazz Composition and Film Scoring)<br /> New England Conservatory of Music (M.M., Jazz Studies–Composition)<br /> New England Conservatory of Music (D.M.A. Candidate, Jazz Studies–Composition &amp; Musicology minor)</p> </div></div></div> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:07:25 +0000 minadana 46448 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org Tom Urbanik http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46417 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">www.invisiblengineering.com</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-upload field-type-file field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><table class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="Audio icon" title="audio/mpeg" src="/modules/file/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/b%27leus.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8731722" title="b&amp;#039;leus.mp3">b&#039;leus.mp3</a></span></td><td>8.33 MB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div></div></div> Thu, 03 May 2012 17:37:11 +0000 turbanik 46417 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org Orlando Cela http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/46350 <div class="field field-name-field-profile-website field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">htp://orlandocela.com/</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Flutist, conductor, teacher, and arranger Orlando Cela embraces all aspects of music. From Vivaldi's Double Concerto with Paula Robison to Indian classical music with Samir Chatterjee, Orlando plays flute around Boston in a variety of styles and settings, including with the I/O New Music Ensemble, Music at Eden's Edge, Duo Diavolo (with guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan), Duo SopraVoce (with violinist Annegret Klaua), and as a solo performer, collaborating with musicians such as pianists Aaron Jackson, Yukiko Shimazaki, Sivan Etedgee, harpist Barbara Poeschl-Edrich, and many more. He has premiered many works by composers such as Anthony De Ritis, Maxwell Dulaney, Zhu Shu Jia, and Benoit Granier, to name a few. He has performed in many parts of the USA and abroad in the Czech Republic, Austria, China, Hungary, Spain, and Great Britain. As a conductor, Orlando is the music director of the Governor's School Orchestra in North Carolina and the Willow Flute Ensemble. In the past he has conducted the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, TIMI New Music Ensemble, Brandeis New Music Ensemble, Newton Symphony Orchestra, the Scituate Choral Society, and the UMass Dartmouth Choruses. He has commissioned and premiered many works, including the American premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino's "Autoritratto nella Notte" and his opera "Lohengrin" with the Soria Chamber Players, a group he founded and led for three years. Orlando has arranged a large number of works for multiple flutes which include not only Classical music favorites, but also folk music from Romania, Bulgaria, Venezuela, Argentina, India, Croatia, Japan, and more. His love for music from all over the world caused him to create "Las Paraulatas Bostonianas," a group that expands the tradition of Venezuelan folk music. Orlando is now working on his fifth recording, "Project Extended," a compilation of pieces by contemporary composers who wrote works for him using nothing except extended techniques. You can find his other recordings on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. Orlando currently teaches at home. In the past, he was on the faculty at College of the Holy Cross and at UMass Dartmouth. Orlando studied at DePauw University with Anne Reynolds and Eric Edberg, at the New England Conservatory with Paula Robison, Tamara Brooks and Frank Battisti, and in Austria with Barbara Gisler-Haase. He has performed in masterclasses for Raymond Guiot, Shigenori Kudo, Alain Marion and Trevor Wye</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-upload field-type-file field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><table class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="Image icon" title="image/jpeg" src="/modules/file/icons/image-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/1_DSC1461%20copy%20color.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=5721346" title="1_DSC1461 copy color.jpg">1_DSC1461 copy color.jpg</a></span></td><td>5.46 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="Image icon" title="image/jpeg" src="/modules/file/icons/image-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/1_DSC1436%20copy.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=4279685" title="1_DSC1436 copy.jpg">1_DSC1436 copy.jpg</a></span></td><td>4.08 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="Audio icon" title="audio/mpeg" src="/modules/file/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /> <a href="http://somervilleartscouncil.org/sacfiles/CPE_Bach_sonata_3.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=4560959" title="CPE_Bach_sonata_3.mp3">CPE_Bach_sonata_3.mp3</a></span></td><td>4.35 MB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div></div></div> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:23:01 +0000 ocs9204 46350 at http://somervilleartscouncil.org