ABOUT CORE ENSEMBLE
CONCERTS AND RESIDENCIES

Concertizing in the United States has included performances at Harvard University, Guggenheim Museum, Central Park Summerstage, Chautauqua Institute, California State University – Sacramento New Music Festival, Bowling Green State University Festival of New American Music, Indiana State University New Music Festival, the University of Texas at Austin, Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Oregon, the
Daytona Florida International Festival and many other sites.

International touring has included the Moscow Autumn Festival, Contrasts Festival in Lviv Ukraine, the Queensland Biennial Music Festival in Brisbane Australia as well as other venues in Australia and the
British Virgin Islands.

From 1995-1998 the Core Ensemble participated in a regional residency based at the Duncan Theater,
Palm Beach Community College – funded by the Chamber Music America Residency Program. The 00-01 and 01-02 seasons saw major residency activities in Wilmington, Delaware hosted by the Wilmington Music School and funded by Chamber Music America and the National Endowment for the Arts. Spring of 2002
featured a residency in Ft. Worth, Texas sponsored by Imagination Celebration – a Kennedy Center for the Arts Affiliate. The Ensemble continues performance/residency activities in Boston based at the Community Music Center of Boston and throughout Florida with the support of the Florida State Department of Cultural Affairs, the Aaron Copland Fund For Music, the Michael C and Josephine Bay Paul Foundation, the Virgil Thomson Foundation, BMI Foundation, the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Target Stores and the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund.


CHAMBER MUSIC THEATRE
                                                                                                                                     
Music theatre works include Earth Studies (1996), with music by Martin Brody, commissioned by Palm Beach Community College/Duncan Theatre with major funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Charcoal Sketches (1997), Of Ebony Embers - Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance (1998) commissioned by Palm Beach Community College/Duncan Theatre and the Harid Conservatory, El Mozote (1999) with music by Carlos Sanchez-Guiterrez and Osvaldo Golijov, jointly commissioned by Penn State University, Central Park Summerstage and Duncan Theatre/Palm Beach Community College with support from the Barlow Foundation, Myths of the Subtropics (1999), with music by Michael DeMurga and Kari Juusela, Houdini-Memories of a Conjurer (2000) with music by Judith Shatin. Tres Vidas (2001) with music
by Osvaldo Golijov, Orlando Garcia, Pablo Ortiz and Michael DeMurga, The Silken Phoenix (2003)
with music by Kui Dong, Melissa Hui, P.Q. Phan and Chinary Ung.
                                                                                                                                       
 
COMMISSIONS
 
Trio commissions have included Trilogy (1996) by Augusta Read Thomas, and Tsunami (1993) by Dan Welcher; both works were funded by the Chamber Music America Commissioning Program. In 1997 the Ensemble commissioned the Triple Concerto by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Bernard Rands, with support from the Meet the Composer Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program and performances with four orchestras in the United States. Other trios include within a window of resonant light (1998) by Jeffrey Mumford, Cable Ready (1998) by Michael Gandolfi, and Scree (1998) by Donald Crockett, all supported by major grants from Commissioning Music/USA, a project of Meet the Composer. Prelude (1999) by Michael DeMurga, Salvador (2000) by Osvaldo Golijov, commissioned by the Barlow Foundation, Jurassic Bird (2001) by Virko Baley, Interlude (2001) by Orlando Garcia, Mujer Numero Uno (2001) by Pablo Ortiz, Summer Confessions (2002) by P.Q. Phan and 4 miniatures  (2002) by Kui Dong.
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