Nicole Parks

Violinist

BONDANI NDODANA-BREEN - AFRICAN KADDISH

The Orchestra starts playing around 45 seconds - don't mind the crashing phone sounds that occasionally happen. 

 

A TRIBUTE TO THE BRAVERY AND TRAGIC COURAGE OF AFRICAN CHILDREN AND UNBORN INFANTAS FIGHTING AIDS

There is no reference recording available online. 

Bondani Ndodana-Breen is a South African born composer, musician, and cultural activist. He was born in 1975 in Queenstown, South Africa and is a member of the Xhosa clan. He has received commissions from across the globe from Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, The Miller Theater of New York, Vancouver Recital Society, Madame Walker Theater, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Noir/MusicaNoir, Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO), National Arts Council, Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, The Emancipation Festival of Trinidad & Tobago, and Wigmore Hall, London. More information at his website at www.ndodanabreen.com

AARON JAY MYERS - YOU AREN'T THE BOSS OF ME

Aaron's work will be a premier - there is no reference recording. You can see other recordings at his website aaronjaymyers.com. 

Program  Note:

Human history is full of war, murder, inequality, and countless other tragedies. The capacity
of humans to exploit and destroy each other seems boundless. For many of us, this constant war that
humankind wages against itself is utterly maddening and painfully heartbreaking. And in the United States,
it continues to get worse. Whether it’s violent police officers abusing their power, the increasing amount of
savage gun violence that infects this country in general, violent white supremacists feeling empowered to
publicly spread their hate, or the war against the middle and lower classes, as well as minorities, that
Trump and his fiendish cohorts continually wage with their barrage of damaging policies. Like many of us
who want justice, equality, and peace, it’s easy to feel frustratingly helpless. But no matter what, we must
defy the horrors and continue to work for freedom and peace. We must look out for each other! Music is
what I have most readily available to speak out against injustice, so using an American colloquialism that
children are known to say, I stand defiant in the face of tyranny and say You’re Not The Boss Of Me!
You’re Not The Boss Of Me was commissioned by The Governor’s School, West. It was composed
between late April and early June of 2018, and premiered at The Governor’s School in Winston-Salem,
North Carolina on June 29th, 2018.

JOAN TOWER - CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA - PART 2

 

T.J. ANDERSON - CONCERTO FOR Improvising PIANIST AND ORCHESTRA

Full Recording:

http://www.tjandersonmusic.com/audio/mp3/FRAGMENTS.mp3

The only available reference video is of the second movement - notice our soloist may be drastically different than this.

 

GYORGY LIGETI - ATMOSPHERES