The Revision/s festival of music focuses on brand new compositions by living composers who owe their successes to the opportunities provided by the music groups that perform their music—music that is revised, refined, and enhanced by the feedback given to these fine composers.
Works for chamber orchestra written by Revision/s Festival composer fellows Jenny Beck and Lily Chen, and UC Davis graduate students Phil Acimovic and Chris Castro.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s residency activities are supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber, performing a broad musical repertoire with skill and spirit. The symphony continues to build upon its reputation for musical excellence while maintaining its commitment to local education and community activities.
A consummate musician, masterful programmer and dynamic presence, David Robertson has established himself as one of today’s most sought-after American conductors. A passionate and compelling communicator with an extensive orchestral and operatic repertoire, he has forged close relationships with major orchestras around the world through his exhilarating music-making and stimulating ideas.
Works written by “Revision/s” Composer Fellows Oren Boneh and Natalie Draper.
The Empyrean Ensemble presents engaging, thought-provoking, eclectic programs, enabling audiences to experience new musical sensations delivered with high artistry by its seven extraordinary core players—the finest new music performers in California. Ensemble-in-residence at UC Davis, Empyrean has premiered more than 200 works and performed throughout California, including appearances at many prominent music festivals and concert series.
Travis Andrews, electric guitar
Andy Meyerson, percussion
Works written by “Revision/s” Festival Composer Fellows Christine Burke and Laura Schwartz.
The San Francisco-based ensemble uses the traditions of classical and experimental music as tools to allow artists of all disciplines to create their most ambitious works and respond to the world in which they live. Memorizing every work it performs, The Living Earth Show thrives on pushing the boundaries of technical and artistic possibility in its presentation of commissioned electro-acoustic chamber music.