Música en tus Manos + The Americas Project

Dolce Suono Ensemble’s Música en tus Manos (Music in Your Hands) and The Americas Project are underway! Join us at concerts and community events throughout May.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00pm – Concert, Conversation, and Instrument “Petting Zoo” at Iglesia Evangelica Bautista, 621 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia

DSE artists Mimi Stillman, flute; Charles Abramovic, piano; Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, percussion; Gideon Whitehead, guitar; and Pan-American Academy’s Celina Velez, viola

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Thursday, May 14 at 5:30pm – Concert at Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm – Concert, Conversation, and Instrument “Petting Zoo” at Casa Monarca

Mimi Stillman, flute, and Gideon Whitehead, guitar

Dolce Suono Ensemble Presents: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00pm

Gould Rehearsal Hall, Lenfest Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Two special guests join DSE: Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin, Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola at University of Connecticut and Artistic Director of Music at the Institute, New York

Pablo Reyes, voice and guitar, Latin American music specialist performing in Celso Duarte band at Carnegie Hall.

Together with DSE artists: Mimi Stillman, flute, Gabriel Cabezas, cello, Charles Abramovic, piano, and Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, percussion

Music of Ponce, Turina, Rota, boleros, choros, and more

Join us at 7:00pm for side-by-side performance of DSE with Pan-American Academy students led by their music director Celina Velez

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 Thanks to our sponsors Knight Arts Challenge, William Penn Foundation, Yamaha Corporation of America, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, National Endowment for the Arts

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Rave Reviews

Dolce Suono Ensemble’s performance for Curtis Presents with Thomas Shivone, bass-baritone, and the Dover Quartet received rave reviews in the press. The program was a celebration of our 10th anniversary season and the great tradition of composers from Curtis, with music by Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem, DSE commissioned composers and Curtis professors Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon, and David Ludwig, and world premieres by Katerina Kramarchuk and Zhou Tian. DSE artists Mimi Stillman, Gabriel Cabezas, and Charles Abramovic performed, and composers Danielpour, Higdon, Ludwig, Kramarchuk, and Zhou introduced their pieces.

“In the breakneck unison runs and hair-trigger stops and starts of the fast movements, the three were flawlessly in sync – even their trillsThe Philadelphia Inquirer by Matthew Westphal

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“Expressiveness and an intelligent understanding of the composer’s intentions”Broad Street Review by Tom Purdom

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