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June 2017

Berks Sinfonietta to Perform Noctilucent Song for String Orchestra

June 11@ 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Berks Sinfonietta will present a performances of Alexandra du Bois' Noctilucent Song for String Orchestra. Noctilucent Song for twelve strings (2014) was commissioned and premiered by New York Classical Players and conductor Dongmin Kim. It is fourth in a series of works for varied instrumentation inspired by cloud types and their myriad manifestations. Latin for "night shining," noctilucent clouds are rare, thin, high-altitude formations that are sometimes (if not exclusively, according…

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August 2017

Premiere of new work for solo piano at New York City’s floating concert hall

August 30@ 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

New York City virtuoso pianist Kathleen Supové will present the world premiere of du Bois' new solo piano work, Fjord. Bargemusic is New York City's only floating concert hall, and was the place of premiere of du Bois' trio for clarinet, cello and piano, Soleil sur mer, which was described by the New York Times as "contemplative, lyrical...evoked gloomy skies with a melancholy cello melody and wistful intertwining of the dark colors…

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May 2018

Houston Premiere of Chamber Orchestra Work to be Presented by Apollo Chamber Players

May 19, 2018@ 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
MATCH Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston,
Houston, TX United States

Apollo Chamber Players will bring du Bois' work for chamber orchestra, Within Earth, Wood Grows, and đàn bầu (Vietnamese monochord instrument) to Texas for the Houston premiere. Award-winning đàn bầu musician Vanessa Võ and innovative woodwind ensemble WindSync will join Apollo as special guests. Apollo Chamber Players previously commissioned and premiered Alexandra du Bois' fourth string quartet, Obala, in 2016. Within Earth, Wood Grows (2010) for chamber orchestra and dan bau…

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