Friday, January 16 || 7:30 PM
CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios
Fonema Consort Ensemble
Featuring music from the Americas, including works by Joan Arnau Pamies, Shawn Lucas, Pablo Santiago Chin, and the South Florida premiere of a new work by Orlando Jacinto Garcia
Fonema Consort was founded in October 2011 by singer Nina Dante and composers Pablo Chin and Edward Hamel. Since its founding, the ensemble has quickly earned a place in Chicago’s new music community, as well as beginning to build a national and international audience. A collaboration between a diverse group of young singers, instrumentalists, and composers from around the Chicago area, where Fonema Consort regularly performs.
Named “Best New Vocal-Oriented Contemporary Classical Ensemble of 2014″ by The Chicago Reader, Fonema Consort has performed at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall and at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park, as well as at college and university campuses throughout the Chicago area. The ensemble is building a national audience, with performances in New York, Costa Rica, and Mexico City. The upcoming season will include performances in Miami, Strasbourg, France, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Morelia, Mexico.
Fonema Consort is dedicated to the commissioning of new works for voice(s) with instruments, and collaborating closely with composers on the realization of these scores. Since its debut concert in February 2012, Fonema Consort has premiered more than 20 works by national and international, emerging and established composers, including Julio Estrada, Hans Thomalla, Mauricio Pauly, Juan Campoverde, Alexander Sigman, and Christopher Jones. The ensemble’s advocacy for young composers has also led to commissions of new works by Edward Hamel, Joan Arnau Pàmies, Daniel Dehaan, Katherine Young, Shawn Lucas, Morgan Krauss, Pablo Chin, and others. Described by Chicago Reader’s Peter Margasak as “dazzling“, Fonema Consort’s debut CD, Pasos en Otra Calle, was released this Spring on New Focus Recordings.
Comp Forum 1/16 @ 12:00 PM at the Audiotheque