Elevate Ensemble Blog

For our Feb 27 show, last season’s composer-in-residence Danny Clay is presenting a new arrangement of his piece La Folia, based on the famous 15th-century chord progression of the same name. What better way to address the theme “Ancient Sounds, Modern Minds”? We asked Danny to share a little bit about the piece, and also to share a recording of the previous version. Read more ▶

For our upcoming house concert, Elevate Ensemble is presenting composer-in-residence Nick Benavides’s …none of us were overly concerned…, a piece inspired by the color orange and the legacy of the Vietnam War. Written for flute, cello and piano, it is a delicate, pensive piece that floats across a wide sonic range. We asked Nick to share a bit about the piece. Read more ▶