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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

IU Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble to perform in Caracas

May 12, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (CVE), directed by Professor of Music Carmen Helena Telléz, will perform in the Latin American Music Festival of Caracas, Venezuela, for its closing concert on May 30.

The CVE will join the Ensamble Latinoamericano de Música Contemporánea of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra in the performance conducted by Telléz.

CVE section leaders Sharon Harms, soprano; Jacquelyn Matava, mezzo-soprano; Mark Doerries, tenor and assistant conductor; and Daniel Mayo, bass; and the Venezuelan ensemble will perform works by American and Latin American composers, including "Life-Songs" (Book 1) by Jacobs Professor David Dzubay, who will also attend the festival.

Other works in the program include, among others, "Flight for Heaven," a song cycle by Indiana-born composer Ned Rorem, and the "Missa ad Consolationis Dominam Nostram" by Mexican composer Mario Lavista, commissioned and premiered by the CVE. All works in the program are receiving their South American premieres.

In addition, Telléz will lecture at the Third Symposium of Latin American Composers, which will run parallel to the festival.

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