Hailed by the New York Times as “a composer of facility and imagination, the kind to whom both performers and audiences respond”, composer Ethan Wickman’s music has been performed in venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and major universities. He has received grants, prizes, and commissions from Barlow, Meet the Composer, the American Composers Forum, the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, the Utah Arts Festival, and a Harvey Phillips Award from the International Tuba Euphonium Association. His orchestral work Night Prayers Ascending won the Jacob Druckman Prize at the Aspen Music Festival, and was a finalist in the 25th Annual ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Orchestral Composition Competition. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Aspen Music Festival, the Norfolk Contemporary Music Workshop/Yale Summer School of Music, the Wellesley Composers Conference, the American Composers Orchestra/Earshot New Music Readings, an Encore grant from the American Composers Forum, and Fulbright (Madrid, Spain).
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Celebrating its 23rd season, SOLI Chamber Ensemble has upheld its reputation for giving new voice to 20th and 21st century classical contemporary music and for its strong commitment to commissioning new works. Known for breathing life into the music of living composers, SOLI has twice been voted “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the San Antonio Current and continues to mesmerize audiences with its cutting-edge performances around the country. SOLI is the winner of the 2013 CMA/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award.
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Founded in 1983, the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio is dedicated to enriching and expanding the experiences of young people through choral singing and musical performance. CCSA’s commitment to artistic excellence, social inclusion and individual responsibility empowers young singers to embrace and export a broader, more positive view of self and the world. As a resident company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, CCSA’s eight citywide community choruses in conjunction with its early childhood music program provide inspirational and transformative musical experiences for hundreds of young people annually from birth through young adulthood.
Recent appearances and performances include: Fantastic Mr. Fox (Picker) and Carmen (Bizet) with Opera San Antonio; Carmina Burana (Orff) with the San Antonio Symphony; concert version of MASS (Bernstein); the world premiere of Las Fundaciones: A Mythic Opera of the Foundings of San Antonio de Béxar (González) in collaboration with Opera San Antonio and San Antonio Symphony for the San Pedro Creek restoration project; and the world premiere of Nocturnos Y Adivinanzas (Grases) in Carnegie Hall, New York, NY.
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