Alone Together: Resilience in Art
The School of the Arts held a virtual happy hour and celebration of the arts during Artown. Alone Together was a three-part series that highlighted original performances and artwork created during the strangest circumstances by students and faculty from the Departments of Theatre and Dance, Music, and Art. Find out how creativity persisted and evolved before, during and after the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
The ever-so-talented Stephanie Sant Ambrogio plays all four violin parts in this Bacewicz score.
Sit back and relax while listening to Dmitri Atapine play Reinhold Glière - Duo for Two Cellos Op. 53 No. 1. Spoiler alert – Dmitri is playing cello one and two.
Enjoy a rendition of the COVID Blues with Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, professor of violin and and Jeffrey Sykes.
Here is a sweet 1925 miniature for cello and piano by the great Spanish-Catalan cellist Gaspar Cassadó. A protégé of Pablo Casals, with whom he studied for many years in Paris, Cassadó learned composition from Maurice Ravel, and unsurprisingly he was especially at home when writing for his instrument! He is considered one of the greatest cellists of his time, and also was a fine guitar player, contributing several works to that instrument and often imitating the guitar in his cello compositions.
Here you hear the guitar at the very opening, with quick opening pizzicati and the image becomes clear: a warm evening scene of a charming confession accompanied by the guitar.
51 professional horn players (including Natalie Higgins, assistant professor of horn) from 43 countries, among them 33 solohornists have gathered in home isolation to perform a dedicated arrangement of the world known Beethoven’s composition Für Therese (known as Für Elise).
Watch as the talented Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, professor of violin plays both parts in this Mozart B flat duo for violin and viola.
Our Trombone Studio in the music department recorded "A Song for Health" for all the healthcare and public service workers during this time.
‘A Hope for the Future’ was written as a tribute to the true frontline heroes around the globe, health care specialists dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic! Inspired by the great Ryan Anthony, over 30 of the world’s most celebrated trumpet players (including University of Nevada Reno’s Jonathan Bhatia) filmed and recorded themselves in isolation on a new song written by Matt Catingub. Representing 14 different countries, classical soloists, jazz artists, educators, and even pop stars from the Dave Matthews Band and Chicago, ‘A Hope for the Future’ is dedicated to all those around the world who care for us.
For The Love of Jazz features three members of the University of Nevada Reno Jazz Faculty. Hans Halt, Ed Corey and Josh Reed perform Ornette Coleman's 'When Will The Blues Leave?' originally recorded in 1958.
Ornette Coleman was a revolutionary figure in the world of jazz music, pushing the boundaries of what jazz could be through abstraction of established musical conventions. His influence inspired musicians to "free" themselves from the constraints of specific harmony and rhythm in the interest of more fervent musical expression. For many, this energetic expression present in free jazz functioned as a voice against oppression during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.