b'Pre-concert funfor kids of all ages! Come for theFREE Instrument First Symphony Project Composer Anglica Negrn:Enjoy an afternoonPetting Zoo [Symphony No. 1] (March 2023)at the Symphony,filled with music, Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Anglica Negrn writes one hour prior tolearning and fun. music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys, and electronics as well as for performances.chamber ensembles, orchestras, choirs, and film . Her music has been described And cherished as wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative (WQXR/Q2) while The New York memories Times noted her capacity to surprise . Negrn has been commissioned by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Kronos Quartet, loadbang, Prototype Festival, Brooklyn to last a Youth Chorus, So Percussion, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony lifetime. Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, the Louisville Orchestra and the New York Botanical Garden, among others . Anglica received an early education in piano and violin at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where she later studied composition under the guidance of composer Alfonso Fuentes . She holds a masters degree in music composition 3pmfrom New York University where she studied with Pedro da Silva and pursued doctoral studies at The Sundays Graduate Center (CUNY), where she studied composition with Tania Len . Also active as an educator, Anglica is currently a teaching artist for New York Philharmonics Very Young Composers program . She Weill Hall, has collaborated with artists like So Percussion, Lido Pimienta, Mathew Placek, Sasha Velour, Cecilia Aldarondo, Mariela Pabn & Adrienne Westwood, among others and is a founding member of the tropical Green Music Becomingelectronic band Baln . She was recently an Artist-in-Residence at WNYCs The Greene Space working on SymphonyCenter El Living Room, a 4-part offbeat variety show and playful multimedia exploration of sound and story, of Mozart personal history and belonging . She was the recipient of the 2022 Hermitage Greenfield Prize . Upcoming premieres include works for the Seattle Symphony, LA Philharmonic, NY Philharmonic Project 19 initiative Spooktacular Beethoven April 16, 2023 and multiple performances at Big Ears Festival 2022 . Negrn continues to perform and compose for film .October 23, 2022Francesco Lecce-Chong, Bobby Rogers, conductor Lives conductorEllen Taaffe Zwilich: ComposerConcerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (May 2023)Elizabeth Prior,Enjoy the familiar music Upstairs Artistic Partner Few composers have emerged with the unique personality of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich . from Harry Potter, Pirates of theJeff Cot, actor Her music is widely known because it is performed, recorded, broadcast, andCaribbean and more, that conjureJanuary 15, 2023 While the orchestra performsabove alllistened to and liked by all kinds of audiences the world over . Zwilich images of fantastical creatureshis quintessential works, learncombines craft and inspiration, reflecting an optimistic and humanistic spirit .and magic, alongside ominousBobby Rogers, conductorZwilich is the recipient of numerous prizes and honors, including the 1983 masterworks. Classical Kids Live! of Mozarts journey to becomingPulitzer Prize in Music (the first woman ever to receive this coveted award) . Costumes are encouraged.A young boy comes to understand a classical music icon, from hisShe holds a doctorate from The Juilliard School and has received numerous the genius of Beethoven,humble beginnings, through hishonorary doctorates . the beauty of his music and struggles and triumphs. A prolific composer in virtually all media, Zwilichs works have been performed the torment of his deafness. by leading American orchestras and by major ensembles abroad . Zwilichs orches-Hear 25 selections from tral essay Symbolon was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, and her chamber works by the Boston Musica Viva, the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund of the John F . Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the masters music.and others . SRS was honored to have her as the Artistic Partner during the virtual 2020-2021 season .GET YOURZwilich has been the subject of two cartoons in the late Charles Schulzs celebrated Peanuts series . The first, in which the Peanuts characters attend the premiere of Zwilichs Concerto for Flute, eventually TICKETS NOW! led to the completion of Zwilichs Peanuts Gallery for piano and orchestra, which was also featured in Schulzs comic strip . Santa Rosa Symphony performed this piece in May 2021 as part of the SRS@HomeMany of Zwilichs works have been issued on recordings, and Bakers Biographical Dictionary ofsrsymphony.org Musicians states: "There are not many composers in the modern world who possess the lucky combination of writing music of substance and at the same time exercising an immediate appeal to mixed audiences . Zwilich offers this happy combination of purely technical excellence and distinct power of communication ." 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