Elevate Ensemble Blog

On our upcoming concert, we’re featuring the first of two brand-new commissions from this season’s composer-in-residence, Julie Barwick. We asked Julie to share a little bit about her new piece, which is a continuation of the story from Stravinsky’s The Solider’s Tale, bringing together elements from the original with Julie’s unique musical style. Check out the interview below! Read more ▶

Julie Barwick is Elevate’s composer-in-residence for the 2017/18 season! She will be writing two new pieces for Elevate throughout the season, and we’re super excited to have her on board! As a way to introduce Julie, we asked her to answer a series of fun, rapid-fire questions. We sent her 60, she picked the 20 she liked best. Check it out!
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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 ▶