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World Premiere of Joelle Wallach's Quietus for Treble Choir and String Orchestra

November 11, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

The World Premiere of Joelle Wallach's Quietus for treble choir and string orchestra will be performed by the Colorado State University Women’s Chorus, Stacy Miller, conductor and the CSU Concert Orchestra, Leslie Stewart, conductor on Sunday, November 11 – 7:30 PM at Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The performance will be conducted by CSU Director of Orchestras Wes Kenney.

The program also features Vivaldi’s Concerto in d minor, Handel’s Organ Concerto No. 13 in F Major and Grieg’s Two Elegaic Melodies. Soloists will be Laurel Lynch, violin, Emily Manelius, violin, Lauren Burcham, cello, Josh Cabiness, violin and Andre Steinberg, organ.

The CSU Concert Orchestra is open to all CSU string students who wish to continue their participation in music after high school, and also serves as a working laboratory for students pursuing a Music Education degree. The CSU Women’s Chorus is a select group of 30 – 40 ladies that performs challenging classical and non-classical repertoire and was created to meet the needs of the number of female singers in the vocal degree program. The choir is featured at the annual Holiday Gala Concert and participates in large scale productions with the University Symphony Orchestra and other CSU choirs. More about CSU Ensembles at http://www.music.colostate.edu/.

The November 11 concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://central.colostate.edu/event/music-csu-concert-orchestra-with-csu-womens-chorus/.

Joelle Wallach has completed two years as Visiting Professor of Composition at the University of North Texas College of Music. She composes music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo voices and choruses. Her String Quartet 1995 was the American Composers Alliance nominee for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in Music. The New York Philharmonic Ensembles premiered her octet, From the Forest of Chimneys, written to celebrate their 10th anniversary; and the New York Choral Society commissioned her secular oratorio, Toward a Time of Renewal, for 200 voices and orchestra to commemorate their 35th Anniversary Season in Carnegie Hall. Wallach's early training in piano, voice, theory, bassoon and violin included study at the Juilliard Preparatory Division. In 1984 the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with John Corigliano, granted her its first doctorate in composition.

The 4Tay label has released two new CDs of Dr. Wallach’s music - The Door Standing Open – a collection of songs and chamber works (CD 4034) - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joellewallach and The Nightwatch - more songs and solo piano works (CD 4035) - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joellewallach2. More about her at http://www.joellewallach.com.

Joelle Wallach is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting, who can be contacted at 516-586-3433 or at jamesarts@att.net.

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