Friday, March 6 || 7:30 PM
Spanish Cultural Center
New Music from Spain and South Florida
The NODUS Ensemble performs a series of new works and exciting premieres.
Universo paralelo #2 | Orlando Jacinto Garcia Video, with video by Jacek Kolasinsky and Daniel Vinoly
Voz y sabor es | Consuelo Díez
all lengths in between perhaps (TC-104) | Paula Matthusen
La Línea – La Habana | Inmaculada Cárdenas
Wind in Spring | Jacob Sudol
Habitat | Cruz López de Rego
Initiated by faculty composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia, the NODUS Ensemble is the contemporary chamber music ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University’s School of Music. Specializing in the cutting edge art music of our time, the makeup of the ensemble varies for each concert depending on the works being presented. The ensemble’s repertoire includes recent music by composers from around the world as well as works written specifically for the ensemble.The NODUS debut at the FIU Festival of the Arts took place in November 1998 and was shortly featured thereafter at the January 1999 New Music Miami Festival.Subsequent performances have included the 1999, 2000, and 2001 FIU Music Festival, the 2001 Music of the Americas Festival, the 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 New Music Miami ISCM Festival, the 2004 International Computer Music Conference, and numerous other concerts held at a variety of South Florida venues over the past several seasons.
The ensemble has been featured at the Norton Museum, Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, the Wolfsonian-FIU, Spanish Cultural Center, Miami Art Central, Miami Art Museum, among other performing spaces in the region.The musicians in NODUS include internationally acclaimed performers flutist Elissa Lakofsky, clarinetists Paul Green and Julian Santacoloma, saxophonist Roby George, pianists Jose Lopez and Jennifer Snyder, percussionists Michael Launius and Mark Schubert, violinists Mari-Liis Pakk and Saul Bitran Luis Fernandez, violists Michael Klotz and Laura Wilcox, cellist Phil Lakofsky, contrabassist Luis Gomez Imbert, sopranos Michelle Cohen, Karen Neal, and Kathleen Wilson, and tenor Robert Dundas, among others.