It was such a pleasure to perform at Venturing Hills Farm Sunday afternoon as part of their Pontiac Enchanté concert series. Phil Chiu and I had another opportunity to reprise the repertoire of our recent SOUNDWORLDS disc, performing the entire album from start to finish.
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Ironwood is Jessica Linnebach and Carissa Klopoushak (violins), Julia MacLaine (cello), and David Marks (viola), a quartet of curious musicians who spend most (but not all) of their musical time playing with the NAC orchestra.
My Ukrainian party band, Tyt i Tam (pronounced Toot Ee Tahm), keeps a busy schedule in the month of January, playing Malanka (Ukrainian New Year) celebrations all around the country. On the January 9th, we played in Toronto at a Pub Night before the main event on January 10th at Liberty Grand. Both events were so much fun! We also managed to get some video of our set - here's one of our songs that will come out on our upcoming 2015 release, called Медове пиво - Щедрий Вечір (Honey Beer), a traditional Shchedrivka (New Year's Carol). Enjoy!
I uploaded a small excerpt of the folk-inspired concert at Toronto Summer Music Festival, July 24, 2014, Heliconian Hall, Toronto. More to come later... Гуцульська Фантазія - Hutsul Fantasy (trad. Hutsul/Carpathian Ukrainian)
Carissa Klopoushak - violin Alexandru Sura - cimbalom JC Lizotte - cello
As discussed in my lecture-recital, here is the video of Andrij Bielov performing Skoryk's 6th concerto:
М. Скорик. Концерт для скрипки з оркестром № 6 Скрипка - Андрій Бєлов Диригент - Мирослав Скорик Симфонічний оркестр Львівської філармонії. СОЛФ жовтень 2010
M. Skoryk. Concerto for Violin number 6 Soloist - Andrey Belov Conductor - Miroslav Skoryk Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra LPO October 2010
And here is the video of the New Music Ensemble RICOCHET performing Sil'vestrov's Drama 1st Movement (Sonata for Violin and Piano):
Drama for violin, cello and piano I. Sonata for violin and piano
New Music Ensemble Ricochet
Zoltan Almashi - cello Myhajlo Bilych - violin Dmytro Tavanets - piano
Sergiy Pilyutikov - artistic director
Here is a live video of Warhol Dervish (John Corban and Carissa Klopoushak; violins, Pemi Paul, viola; JC Lizotte, cello) playing Nico Muhly's Diacritical Marks at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, August 4th 2012. It was part of a larger program of Works for Heart and Breath by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire bassist), with a first half of works by Muhly, Bryce Dessner (The National), and Terry Riley. More videos to come...