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DIA de los MUERTOS/DAY of the DEAD
Saturday, November. 1, 2014, 8pm - Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz

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NMW Ensemble, Philip Collins, Director

Guest Artist: The Cabrillo Latin Music Ensemble, Michael Strunk, Director

A musical celebration honoring souls of the departed.  Music by living and late composers – Gabriela Ortiz, Peter Garland, Peter Sculthorpe, Henry Cowell, Philip Collins, and others -- is interwoven with traditional songs, dances and rituals from Mexico and Colombia.

Gabriela Ortiz, Altar de Muertos
masked string quartet, water drum and rattles
Terrie Baune, violin I; Shannon Delaney, violin II; Ellen Ruth Rose, viola; Kristin Garbeff, cello

Peter Garland, The Three Strange Angels
(1972-73) Michael McGushin, piano; Jim Kassis, bass drum; Philip Collins, bullroarer

Ring of Bone, from Jornada Del Muerto ("Journey of the Dead One") (1987) Michael McGushin, piano solo

Peter Sculthorpe
(1929-2014)Requiem for cello aloneKyrie 7:40 Kristin Garbeff, cello

Henry Cowell, Banshee
(1925) 3:30 Michael McGushin, piano solo

Philip Collins, La historia de Ronaldo Federighi
(2014) world premiere

2 male voices and ensemble
Karla Avila - clarinet;
George Demerest - trumpet;
Charles McDowell - trombone;
Terrie Baune - violin;
Shannon Delaney - violin;
Kristin Gabreff - cello,
Stan Poplin - double bass;
Jim Kassis - percussion (marimba and drums);
Philip Collins - guitar and charango

Cabrillo Latin Music Ensemble
El mohan, voice and drum (Colombia)
La Llorona, vocal duet


General : $20 advance $23 at door
Senior : $15 advance $18 at door
Student : $10 advance $13 at door

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New Music Works is supported by funding from the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, and the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation