Elevate Ensemble Blog

Elevate’s Transformations, coming up on May 19, is one of our most technically ambitious programs to date. The program features a masterpiece by Arnold Schoenberg that radically changed the course of music history, his Chamber Symphony no.1.

We asked artistic director Chad Goodman to tell us a bit about the piece, what to listen for, and why it’s so relevant to our particular moment in history. Read more ▶

We’re excited to announce that David Lipten’s energetic Tongue & Groove is the winner of Elevate Ensemble’s second annual call for scores. We received over 100 scores from across the country, representing a wide range of styles. There was a lot of fantastic music submitted, making the selection process incredibly difficult. Read more ▶

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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