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    ADCA Concert Season VII Gala Opening Concert "Composers in New York"
    New York, October 2016

    HARLEM, NEW YORK on Thursday, October 20th, 2016, 7:00pm, the Association of Dominican Classical Artists, Inc. (ADCA) will be hosting the opening Gala Concert of the season free of charge for the public. This concert will take place at the Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York. Our opening function titled "Composers in New York" will honor the spirit of Edgar Varèse and Carlos Salzedo who actively promoted performances of works by other 20th-century composers and founded the International Composers' Guild in 1921, first group of its kind in New York City. ADCA's Gala Concert, will perform music written by composers that at some point in their lives were influenced by our great city. The music will be composed and conducted by renown composer and conductor Tania Leon as well we would have world premiere compositions by composers David Cieri and Pedro Giraudo. The music will be performed by ADCA's chamber orchestra, La Camerata Washington Heights.

    Carlos Salzedo ​was born Charles Moïse Léon Salzedo on April 6, 1885 in Arcachon, France. The foremost composer for harp in the first half of the twentieth century. His music is evocative of French impressionism, and, of course, technically demanding for the instrument. Salzedo also explored new sounds through the medium of the harp, and expanded the repertoire for the instrument through his own compositions.

    While Salzedo was born in Arcachon, he studied in Bordeaux and, later, at the Paris Conservatoire. He moved to New York in 1909, where he became part of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra through 1913. He later performed with various chamber-music ensembles for which he composed pieces, including the Sonata for Harp and Piano (1925) and his Concerto no. 1 for Harp and Seven winds (1925-26).

    In 1921 Salzedo helped to establish the International Composer's Guild, and from 1921 to 1932 served as editor of the Eolian Review, which focused on new music. Salzedo helped to establish the harp department at the Curtis Institute for Music (Philadelphia) in 1924 and was responsible several years later for the Salzedo Harp Colony in Free admission, please register here http://adca.eventbrite.com

    Camden (Maine). Salzedo's output is almost exclusively devoted to the harp, and as an exceptional performer, he knew well how to write for the instrument. In addition to his compositions, Salzedo contributed several pedagogical works to the harp literature, include his Modern Study of the Harp (1921, revised 1942) and the Method for Harp (1929). He left unfinished at his death in 1961 a second Concerto for Harp, which was completed in 1966 by the gifted American musician Richard Rodney Bennett.

    Edgard Varèse ​original name Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse was a conductor and composer, was born in Paris, France, on December 22, 1883 - died November 8, 1965 in New York City. French-born American composer and innovator in 20th-century techniques of sound production.

    Varèse spent his boyhood in Paris, Burgundy, and Turin, Italy. After composing without formal instruction as a youth, he later studied under Vincent d'Indy, Albert Roussel, and Charles Widor and was strongly encouraged by Romain Rolland and Claude Debussy. In 1907 he went to Berlin, where he was influenced by Richard Strauss and Ferruccio Busoni. In 1915 he immigrated to the United States.

    Varèse's music is dissonant, non thematic, and rhythmically asymmetric; he conceived of it as bodies of sound in space. After the early 1950s, when he finally gained access to the electronic sound equipment he desired, he concentrated on electronic music.

    Varèse actively promoted performances of works by other 20th-century performers and along Carlos Salzedo founded the International Composers' Guild in 1921 and the Pan-American Association of Composers in 1926; these organizations were responsible for performances and premieres of works by Béla Bartók, Alban Berg, Carlos Chávez, Henry Cowell, Charles Ives, Maurice Ravel, Wallingford Riegger, Francis Poulenc, Anton von Webern, and others. Varèse also founded the Schola Cantorum of Santa Fe, N.M., in 1937, and the New Chorus (later, Greater New York Chorus) in 1941 to perform music of past eras, including works of Pérotin, Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Varèse's works include Hyperprism for wind instruments and percussion (1923); Ionisation for percussion, piano, and two sirens (1931); and Density 21.5 for unaccompanied flute (1936). His Déserts (1954) employs tape-recorded sound. In the Poème électronique (1958), written for the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels World's Fair, the sound was intended to be distributed by 425 loudspeakers. Free admission, please register here http://adca.eventbrite.com


    Tania León is a highly regarded composer and conductor recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations. She has been the subject of profiles on ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Univision, Telemundo and independent films. Recent commissions include: the score for the opera, The Little Rock Nine, with a libretto by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., commissioned by the University of Central Arkansas's College of Fine Arts and Communications, with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation and the Fred Darragh Foundation; Acana for orchestra; and Inura for voices, strings and percussion.

    Appearances as guest conductor include those with the Symphony Orchestra of Marseille, France the Gewandhausorchester Orchestra, Germany and Orquesta Sinfónica de Guanajuato, Mexico among others. Tania León's honors include the New York Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award, the ASCAP Victor Herbert Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A founding member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, she instituted the Brooklyn Philharmonic Community Concert Series, was co-founder of the American Composers Orchestra "Sonidos de las Americas Festivals" and New Music Advisor to the New York Philharmonic. She has lectured at Harvard University, served as visiting professor at Yale University and as guest composer/conductor at the Hamburg Musikschule, Germany, the Beijing Central Conservatory, China and the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    León has received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Colgate University, Oberlin and SUNY Purchase Colleges. She served as US Artistic Ambassador of American Culture in Madrid, Spain. A Professor at Brooklyn College since 1985, she was named Distinguished Professor of the City University of New York in 2006. In 2010 Ms. León was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    Originally from Córdoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo ​moved to New York City in 1996. A highly versatile bassist, composer, conductor and arranger, he has become an in-demand artist performing in a wide variety of musical projects, both with his own award winning ensembles and as a member of several prominent ensembles ranging from tango to jazz. Pedro Giraudo has collaborated with Pablo Free admission, please register here http://adca.eventbrite.com

    Ziegler, Paquito D'Rivera, and Latin American icon Ruben Blades with whom he won 2 GRAMMYS, as well as jazz living legends Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garret, and violin virtuoso Philippe Quint among many others. He has participated in numerous jazz and music festivals throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and performed in venues such as The Blue Note (Japan & USA), Birdland (Austria & USA), London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, Jazz Festival Royale in Thailand, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Jazz Standard, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (NYC). Pedro Giraudo has also conducted the world renown WDR Big Band and Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. He has played bass on dozens of recordings for the world's leading labels including Sony, Warner, Nonesuch, Naxos and Harmonia Mundi, and on movies including Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street II'. He is also the principal bassist of the Música de Cámara String Orchestra. Pedro Giraudo is endorsed by the gold standard in string makers: D'Addario and the outstanding Keeley Electronics. His award winning discography includes 'Cuentos' (Zoho 2014), 'Córdoba' (Zoho Music 2011), 'El Viaje' (2009) , 'Desconsuelo' (2005), 'Mr Vivo' (2002) and 'Destiny of Flowers' (2000).

    David Cieri ​began his musical career at three years of age conducting (wildly and injudiciously waving arms in the air) the Beethoven/Tchaikovsky/Mendelssohn Violin Concertos while sitting up in bed at night. His first instrument was the violin but at the ripe old age of six he found his home in the piano. In addition to other life giving adventures in sound making throughout his life including many years travelling unsafely (mostly) across the country in a rock band and studying improvisation with the inimitable Art Lande, David currently works with Ken Burns as a composer/musician for Burns' documentary films, including The National Parks, Baseball: The Tenth Inning, Prohibition, The Address, The Roosevelts - An Intimate History, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Vietnam War which will premiere on PBS in the fall of 2017. Also, In 2014 David was nominated for an Oscar nomination for his score in Booker's Place – A Mississippi Story. Committed to live performance, David is engaged monthly at The Owl Music Parlor in Brooklyn as the composer for the Gavagai Music and Reading Series and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center among other places with seats. David is also an adjunct assistant professor at the City College of New York and a teacher at the 92nd st Y. Lastly, David is currently working on scoring two documentary films, "Every Knee Shall Bend" (about Ruby Ridge, Waco, Oklahoma City) and "A History of the Mayo Clinic", which will premiere in 2017 and 2018 respectively. So much gratitude to the ADCA for playing my (now our) music! Free admission, please register here http://adca.eventbrite.com

    Erwin Pérez is a freelance video creator and artist based in New York City, born in the Dominican Republic. As an editor, he works with start-ups, organizations, and communities in New York City to create an array of video projects. He also works closely with the Association of Dominican Classical Artists to document concerts and teach music and video production to students of the Washington Heights community. Erwin studied Film, Music and New Media at Bard College before returning to the city to work on capturing the beauty of experience and coincidence in our daily lives.

    La Camerata Washington Heights is a group of musicians formed by the faculty members of The Washington Heights Community Conservatory of Fine Arts. Its Repertoire, range from traditional classical composers from Europe and Latin America, to folkloric and popular music from the Latin American heritage. The goal of the group is to bring chamber music to the community of Washington Heights serving as a model for underprivileged youngsters in NYC.

    About the ADCA​: The Association of Dominican Classical Artists, Inc. (ADCA) was founded in 1980 by musicians and composers of Dominican descent living and working in New York City. ADCA has as its mission to foster appreciation for the classic and folkloric music of the Dominican Republic, or created by composers of Dominican and Latin American descent living in the United States; to create performance spaces for its artists. We accomplish our mission by presenting concerts and educational programs free of charge for the community.

    The Association of Dominican Classical Artists, Inc. (ADCA) brings live performances of classical music to the communities of Northern Manhattan. ADCA offers a series of chamber music concerts at the Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, with the purpose of fostering appreciation of Dominican and Latino art and music by bringing educational and live performances to communities with little or no access to both

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