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Old Dominion University Music and Dance Showcase, 4.24.15.

*Chamber Music Concert

 - time/details may vary.
12/06/2022 7:30 PM EST - 9:00 PM EST
Diehn Center for the Performing Arts - Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall
All students and faculty are invited to a special ODU Chamber Music Recital this Tuesday, featuring a special collaboration with dancers from the ODU Dance Program, led by faculty choreographer Kate Mattingly. Included is a heartbreakingly beautiful original song by faculty singer/songwriter Belén Vivero Palmersmith, featuring applied guitar instructor Eldon Sully. as well as the edgy "Strange Humors" for mixed ensemble and djembe by John Mackey. Hear music from "Howl's Moving Castle," Barber's Adagio for Strings, Mendelssohn's frenzied String Quartet in F Minor, and other masterworks played by the Russell Stanger String Quartet, Diehn String Quartet, Monarch Quartet, and the ODU Cello Choir. Thanks to Leslie Frittelli and Anastasia Migliozzi for coaching these ensembles!

*Recital Attendance Credit event

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/6351165901579261

Anyone unable to attend Tuesday can still catch the music/dance collaborations at the ODU Dance Association's concert tonight, Friday Dec. 2, at 7:30pm in Diehn Rm. 1202!

Full Tuesday program:

Diehn String Quartet

Simple Symphony, Op. 3 for String Quartet Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
II. Playful Pizzicato

String Quartet No. 6 in F minor Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1947)
I. Allegro vivace assai

Russell Stanger String Quartet

String Quartet, Op. 11 Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
II. Adagio

String Quintet in C major Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
I. Allegro ma non troppo
III. Scherzo

Avery Suhay, guest cellist


ODU Cello Choir

Lágrimas de abril Belén Vivero (b. 1990)
arr. Carter Campbell

Belén Vivero, voice

Eldon Sully, guitar

Dancers: Alicia Marcondes, Lauren-Elise Padilla, and Atiya Wiggins

Choreography by Kate Mattingly in collaboration with the dancers

"Merry Go Round of Life" from Howl's Moving Castle Joe Hisaishi (b. 1950)
arr. Justin Zhao

Apres un rêve Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
arr./ed. Roland Pidoux

Lacey Wilson, cello soloist

Concerto in G Minor for Cello Ensemble Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Allegro Arr. Erinn Renye

Monarch Quartet

Strange Humors John Mackey (b. 1973)

Ayden Noteboom, djembe

Dancers: Isabel Butler, Olivia Cheskey, Asia Guns, Jamiah Mayfield, Caroline Seeman

All dancers are students in Ballet 1/Dance 201, taught by choreographer Kate Mattingly

About Belén Vivero Palmersmith:

Belén Vivero is an Ecuadorian composer, songwriter and former figure skater. She currently teaches Songwriting and Screen Scoring at ODU. Her music has appeared in short films, documentaries and TV including Vox News, RTVE (Spain), the WWE series and BBC iPlayer.

As a child, Belén received chemotherapy to treat leukemia and music was her best friend. As she grew up, practicing ice figure skating led her to discover her love for film music. She is a first-generation college graduate, completing her M.M in Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music, Valencia, Spain. She was able to study with a scholarship and had the opportunity to record one of her pieces at Abbey Road Studios with a 50-piece orchestra. In 2017, one of her pieces received the award for Best Vocal Song in a Film at the Garden State Film Festival.

In 2018, Belén released her first single "Lágrimas de Abril," a song dedicated to the thousands of victims affected by the devastating earthquake that hit the coast of Ecuador. The song won first place in Ecuador's nation-wide contest "Concurso Nacional Jóvenes del Pasillo." In 2019, this song was also nominated at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Los Angeles. More recently, her song, "Soy Alguien Más" was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

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