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56x54: Focus on the Cello, June 29, 2018

...The selected composers hail from 11 countries — Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the U.S. — and 18 states, and range from emerging composers beginning their undergraduate degrees to veterans in the field." (Janos Gereben, SFCV.org, Oct.23, 2016)

Shining a spotlight on 8 great Call for Scores works with cello, plus David Garner's Capriccio for Cello.
World Premiere

  • Lawrence Kramer, Ricercar (cello) Listen to his "Pulsations"

  • David Luna, From Lamentations (voice, piano)

  • R. Michael Daugherty, The Sandpiper (soprano, cello, piano)

  • Gladys Smuckler Moskowitz, Manic Screaming (soprano, cello, piano)


  • U.S. Premiere
  • Frederick Schipizky, "Sonia's Letters" (cello, piano) Watch his "The Secret Garden"



  • George Hatzimichelakis, Suite I (cello, piano). Listen to his "Elegy for the Public Market" (electroacoustic)



  • West Coast premiere
  • Gene Pritzker, Three Songs of Nostalgia #1 (soprano, cello). Listen to an excerpt from his "Reinventions"



  • Tom Flaherty, Music I Heard With You (soprano, cello, piano). Listen to his "A Walk in the Park"



  • and...
    David Garner, Capriccio for Cello and Piano (written for E4TT, not part of the Call for Scores).Listen to the first movement of his Piano Trio

    Composers Lawrence Kramer and Frederick Schipizy will speak at the performance.
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    This performance is sponsored in part by a grant from the Ross McKee Foundation.