Mauricio Cespedes

Zero Crossings – November 24, 2014 – Mauricio Cespedes and the Viola

The focus of today’s show was recent music for viola, because for the second half of the show I conducted an interview with Dr. Mauricio Cespedes Rivero, the principal violist for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nicolai Roslavets – First Viola Sonata, Lawrence Power, violist
Garth Knox – Viola Spaces (Eight Concert Studies), Garth Knox, violist
Kajia Saariaho – Je sens un deuxième coeur, I. Je dévoile ma peu, Saariaho Trio
Krysztof Penderecki – Cadenza for Solo Viola, Mauricio Cespedes, violist
George Rochberg – Viola Sonata, First Movement, Mauricio Cespedes, violist
Thomas Pasatieri – Sonata for Viola and Piano, First Movement, Mauricio Cespedes, violist

Errata: I mistakenly declared the Arditti String Quartet to be an American string quartet when in fact they were founded in the UK. Garth Knox, whose Viola Spaces I featured prominently in the show was born in Ireland and raised in Scotland. This is what happens sometimes when you riff, people!

Listen here:

      Zero Crossings – November 24, 2014, with Dr. Mauricio Cespedes Rivero

set fire to have light performed at the Orlando White House by principals of the Orlando Philharmonic

rimmaTop string players from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra come together to play my string quartet, set fire to have light, along with music by award-winning, local composers.

CF2 (Central Florida Composers Forum) is organizing a concert for string quartet and other local musicians, featuring the talents of Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra musicians Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, Alex Stevens, Mauricio Cespedes and David Bjella.

The concert will take place on May 12th, 2013 (7:30 PM) at the White House in Orlando.

The White House is the perfect venue for chamber music concerts, since it is in a private home. The Timucua Arts Foundation, led by Benoit Glazer (Conductor at La Nouba, Cirque du Soleil), has been serving the Central Florida community through FREE concerts at his home for over 12 years. The venue contains balcony-seating, modern art by local artists, and state of the art recording technology. It can comfortably accommodate 160 seated guests, but has hosted up to 220 people in a single concert.

Featured composers include Thad Anderson, Benoit Glazer, Eric Brook, Charles Griffin, Keith Lay, Danny McIntyre, Tim Stulman, and Karen Van Duyne.