Newly Commissioned Works by DiOrio, Ayres Premiere
On April 24, NOTUS: The Contemporary Vocal Ensemble of Indiana University premiered “Stravinsky Refracted,” a 15-minute work by the ensemble’s conductor Dominick DiOrio, in the Auer Concert Hall in the Simon Music Center at the University’s main campus in Bloomington. Video of the premiere performance is available here.
On May 16, I Cantori of Walla Walla University performed two versions of a new work by British composer Paul Ayres, of Abba Yitkadash Shemakh, a setting of the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic for choir with solo viola or clarinet.
Samples of the scores of the DiOrio and Ayres works, and excerpts of audio from their premiere performances, will be available here here.