Friday, January 30 || 7:30 PM
FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
Jennifer Choi, NODUS Ensemble, & FIU Symphony Orchestra
Featuring a world premiere of a new work for violin and string orchestra by Orlando Jacinto Garcia for virtuoso violinist Jennifer Choi as well as the US premiere of a work by Canadian/Polish composer Peter Paul Koprowski with Grzegorz Nowak and Orlando Jacinto Garcia conducting.
Future Creatures | Alexander Sigman
Come Morso in Corpo | Valerio De Bonis
Al signore delle ombre | Valerio Murat
Sinfonia Mistica | Peter Paul Koprowski
Una marea creciente | Orlando Jacinto Garcia
Jennifer Choi is regularly sighted in solo performances of rare works that stretch the limits of violin playing often calling for extended techniques, improvisation, and the use of electronics. In 2006 she received a grant from the New York State Music Fund for the premiere and performances of Holding Fast for violin and video written for her by Randall Woolf. She also gave the world premiere of John Zorn’s solo violin work, Goetia at the Guggenheim Museum, as well as the U.S. premieres of Jacob ter Veldhuis Capriccio and Helmut Lachenmann’s Toccatina. In 2011, Ms. Choi was invited to premiere Wadada Leo Smith’s violin concerto, Afrikana 2 . She can be heard on over a dozen albums for TZADIK record label in compositions by new music icons such as John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Wadada Leo Smith, and the Susie Ibarra Trio, as well as on her self-released album, VIOLECTRICA- Works for Solo Violin and Electronics.
Ms. Choi has performed worldwide in venues such as the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., Alice Tully Hall in New York City, the RAI National Radio in Rome, the Mozartsalle in Vienna, and gave her debut recital in Carnegie Hall in April 2000 as Winner of the Artists International Competition. Subsequently, she performed the Brahms, Bach, Sibelius, and Beethoven concertos among others with orchestras across the United States.
Initiated by FIU faculty composer Orlando Jacinto García, NODUS is the professional contemporary chamber music ensemble in residence at Florida International University in Miami (FIU). Specializing in the cutting edge Art music of our time, the makeup of the ensemble varies for each concert. The ensemble’s repertoire includes recent music by composers from around the world, works written specifically for the ensemble, and works with electronics and/or video.