Elevate Ensemble Blog

On March 4, Elevate is presenting the second and final commission of the season from our composer-in-residence Nick Vasallo. Titled then, in oblivion…, the piece draws inspirations from medieval France, J.S. Bach and thrash metal guitar. then, in oblivion… is also a milestone piece for Nick, for reasons he explains in the interview below. Get your tickets today, then read on to learn more about this exciting new composition.  Read more ▶

Our exciting After Dark concert is just around the corner! We wanted to introduce you to some of the fascinating creative voices being featured on this March 4 concert, including the winner of our inaugural call for scores, Jennifer Bellor. I asked her a few questions about how she got into music and what she’s up to these days. Read more ▶

Elevate Ensemble is excited to announce the results of our 2016 call for scores! We received over 60 submissions from all corners of the country, representing a wide stylistic range. There was a lot of great music submitted, and it was very difficult to choose just one piece. Read more ▶

Most of our pre-concert interviews are conducted by executive director Aaron Gervais, but since he is the one being interviewed this week for our Stravinsky-focused October 2nd concert, we asked artistic director Chad Goodman to step in with some questions. Aaron has two pieces on the show, a shorter trombone duet called Puppies!!! and a longer piece for the full Stravinsky instrumentation called Don’t Look At. Read more ▶