Earshot: Master Composer

Chamber Concert

March 14, 2019Thursday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall

Tickets from $10
Holley Hall Seat Layout

Three of the most accomplished orchestral composers in the country will share their chamber music works while in residency for EarShot -- the nation’s first ongoing program for identifying and promoting promising American orchestral composers. During a five-day intensive, these master composers will mentor and work alongside rising stars in workshops and reading sessions. The Thursday chamber concert features music by the award-winning mentor composers as they share their innovations and artistic visions. This program will also include a work by celebrated local composer Mark Dancigers, professor of digital media and music at New College of Florida. Open your ears to explore novel soundscapes, where organic strings and expansive brass appear in concert with electronics and video for an energized evening of new music.

EarShot is an initiative of American Composers Orchestra in partnership with American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA.



Samantha Bennett, violin


Little Requiem with Fanfares
Fanfare with Alleluias

Anthony Limoncelli, trumpet; Daniel Kassteen, trumpet; Larry Solowey, horn; Brad Williams, trombone; Marc Morgan, bass trombone


Daniel Jordan, violin; Christopher Takeda, violin; Steven Laraia, viola; Natalie Helm, cello

LAURA KARPMAN Different Lanes

110: North by Northeast
Vertigo on the 105
90: Whatever Will Be Will Be Will Be
405: Psycho
Carmageddon: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Jennifer Takeda, violin; Samantha Bennett, violin; Michael McClelland, viola; Christopher Schnell, cello


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 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

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 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

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 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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