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Zephyrus Project Orchestra’s RiteNow Set for this Sunday

Broadway World
Classical Music Desk

On Sunday November 17th at 8pm, conductor Paolo Bortolameolli will lead the 90-piece Zephyrus Project Orchestra in a performance of RiteNow: A Centennial Celebration of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. This one-time-only performance will take place at Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street (corner of College & Grove), New Haven, CT. Admission is free. Complete info is here.

RiteNow will include works by composers Fay Kueen Wang, Justin Tierney, Matthew Welch, Benjamin Wallace, Daniel Schlosberg, Gleb Kanasevich, Polina Nazaykinskaya, and Paul Kerekes. Production designer Solomon Weisbard will create an immersive environmental design, and costumes will be created by Ksenia Zhuleva. MORE

Published November 14, 2013
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Oscar-nominated composer Marco Beltrami on navigating his way through ‘World War Z’

HitFix Music
By Melinda Newman

POZNAN, POLAND—Oscar-nominated composer Marco Beltrami recently found himself in a rather unenviable position, caught between “World War Z’s” producer/star Brad Pitt, director Marc Forster and Paramount Studios as the different factions clashed over the direction and tone of the zombie action pic.

He kept his head down and tried to serve all his masters, including writing two score for the same picture. Luckily, things normally go a little smoother for the Yale School of Music graduate, who broke into the business by scoring a number of horror movies, including “Scream,” “Scream 2,” Halloween H20,” “Resident Evil,” but has expanded to all genres. He has scored TV series, including “The Practice,” as well as “3:10 to Yuma,” “The Hurt Locker,” “A Good Day To Die Hard,” “Trouble With the Curve,” “The Wolverine,” and the upcoming remake  of “Carrie” and Tommy Lee Jones’ new film, “The Homesman.”

After teaching a master class at the Transatlantyk Festival here, Beltrami sat down with Hitfix to discuss navigating the “WWZ” waters and his upcoming projects. MORE

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Emerson String Quartet performs at Yale Dec. 10

Emerson Press photo by Lisa Mazzucco

The Yale School of Music presents the Emerson String Quartet, hailed as “arguably the world’s best group of chamber musicians” (Fortune Magazine), on Tuesday, December 10 at 8 pm. The concert, which features string quartets by Haydn, Britten, and Beethoven, takes place in Morse Recital Hall.

The Emerson String Quartet is comprised of violinist Eugene Drucker, violinist Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton, and cellist Paul Watkins. The quartet boasts an impressive list of achievements over its three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year, and collaborations with many of today’s greatest artists. MORE

Published November 14, 2013
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