In the MIM Music Theater
4725 East Mayo Blvd., Phoenix AZ 85050
Strings! Strings!! Strings!!!
The String Orchestra concept first arose as an explosive sensation steamrolling out of Mannheim, Germany in the 1740s, and has been a staple of the concert repertoire ever since!
Composers in this concert range from CPE Bach (who was inspired by hearing the original Mannheim String Orchestra), to Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos, whose exotic Bachianas Brasileras manage to sound both like his country’s folk music and Bach at the same time, to Italian Ottorino Respighi, who ties together the centuries by bringing Renaissance music for lute and guitar up to date with a twentieth-century treatment of Ancient Airs and Dances.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Symphony in B Minor, 182/5
Bachianas Brasileras No. 9
Ancient Airs and Dances, Third Suite
MusicaNova Composition Fellow
Irish Dance Suite (2019) Arizona Premiere
QUINN MASON (b. 1996) is currently a student at the Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts where he studies composition with Lane Harder. He previously studied at Richland College with Jordan Kuspa and Texas Christian University with Blaise Ferrandino. For four years, Quinn studied at the University of Texas-Dallas with Winston Stone, who guided him through the fundamentals of music theory and composition. Recently, Quinn has received commissions by artists and groups such as Voces Intimae (a Dallas-based art song organization), the New Texas Symphony Orchestra (for his Symphony no. 3, premiered in June 2018), and David Cooper, the principal horn player of the Berlin Philharmonic. Upcoming commissions include a full-length orchestral work for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to be premiered in 2019.
As a conductor, Quinn has led the Brevard Sinfonia and the TCU Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Richland Wind Symphony and various other ensembles at Richland College, TCU, and the Brevard Music Center. He has conducted some of his own works and has led the world premieres of pieces by his colleagues. He’ll conduct the MusicaNova Orchestra in his own work on the concert program.