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Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Pas de Trois

Not only is the writing jazzy, attractive and exciting, it is really fun to play. It’s a short, punchy two movement work made up of an Entrée and Variata de Coda, […] a conversational sharing of rhythmic and thematic elements with an interesting and imaginative harmonic language. Syncopation and motoric rhythms abound. […] Rhapsodic […] motoric […] brilliant, […] a winner!

–Andrew Lorenz, Stringendo

Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival to Celebrate Women Composers

This summer, Chamber Music Northwest’s 2017 festival programming will focus on the significant contributions of women composers. The opening night concert showcases a few of the greats – Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847), Clara Schumann (1819-1896), and Amy Beach (1867-1944) – that helped to forge a path for future generations, but many of the events throughout the festival will revolve around the works that are being written today.
Among the world premieres and panel discussions at this year’s festival, Chamber Music Northwest will feature the works of ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH and VALERIE COLEMAN. In anticipation of this summer’s festivities, both women were recently featured in a series of promotional videos Continue reading
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ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH
Celestial Dance
(2016)

For Orchestra

Duration: 9′
Orchestration: 2 2 3(B.Cl) 2 – 4 2 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Str.
Commission: Commissioned by the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, Inc.
Premiere: May 7, 2017. TYO Symphony with the Tallahassee Ballet Scool, Alexander Jiménez, conductor; Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Tallahassee, Fl.