REMEMBRANCE is a pensive eulogy and tribute. We grieve, and reluctantly accept, the passing of those who have profoundly touched our hearts. We cannot clutch the elusive, or possess the scent of memory that defies capture. The only thoughts about this music that matter, are those which privately unfold for the listener.
PROGRAM BIO for Alex Shapiro
THE LIVE RECORDING
Listen to the live premiere of REMEMBRANCE.
Recorded August 6, 2013
at the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C.
by the U.S. Army Strings
Major Tod. A. Addison, conductor.
Enjoy this video of conductor David Fanning performing REMEMBRANCE
with the National String Symphonia at Forcey Bible Church, May 5, 2018:
THE DNA OF THE PIECE
Just as painters create earlier, smaller sketches of a canvas, some musical pieces have a similar history. Here's the geneology of REMEMBRANCE. The piece was composed using material from the second movement, EBB, of a string quintet titled, CURRENT EVENTS.
Click the icon on the right to listen to the string quintet from which REMEMBRANCE was adapted:
CURRENT EVENTS, Movement 2: EBB (7:36)
in June 2003 in Los Angeles, CA.
by Miwako Watanabe and Connie Kupka, violins;
Victoria Miskolczy and David Walther, violas
and David Speltz, cello.
Read more about CURRENT EVENTS
CURRENT EVENTS is featured on the 2007 Innova Recordings CD, Notes from the Kelp (innova 683).
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To read the program notes about CURRENT EVENTS, please click here
EBB, in the quintet CURRENT EVENTS,a ctually began life as a string quartet titled INTROSPECT:
Click the icon to the right to listen to the string quartet from which EBB was adapted:
at the Vashon Chamber Music Festival, May 2011, by the Odeon Quartet: Gennady Filimonov and Artur Girsky, violins; Heather Bentley, viola, and Rowena Hammill, cello.
Read more about INTROSPECT
THE CONTACT INFO
VERY best way to reach Alex is
through email, by clicking here
can also leave a voice message or a fax at:
(270) 916-0093, and she'll return your call.