|Gabriela Lena Frank
|| Justinian Tamusuza
Gabriela Lena Frank --- Inkarri: Escaramuza de Tawantinsuyu (2005) (Inca King, third movement: Skirmish of the Incan Empire) for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello. In Inca myth, the struggle and diversity between nations was explained by the deliberate actions of the god Viracocha, who, in creating different people at the onset of the world's existence, imbued them with differing cultural personalities. The spirit of the warring tribes which brought forth the Incan empire is captured in a "kachampa", an Andean dance of combat. Written for the Kronos Quartet.
Justinian Tamusuza --- Mu Kkubo Ery’ Omusalaaba for string quartet (1988). Popularized by the Kronos quartet on their album Pieces of Africa, this work utilizes pentatonic scales, ostinato phrases, percussionism common to the composer’s Kiganda musical traditions, in addition to various string harmonics and other techniques.
Jean Françaix --- À huit (1972) Octet for clarinet, horn, bassoon and strings. Modeled on Schubert's famous 1824 Octet in F major D. 803. Alternately delicate and frisky, the Octet begins with formality and restraint but ends in an elegant if humorous Parisian dance-hall waltz.
Larry Kohorn - violin 1
Mary Khair - violin 2
Alex Wen - viola
Eran Marcus - cello
Manuel Quintero - bass
Phoenix Delgado - flute
Lisa Kohorn - clarinet
Anthony Parnther - bassoon
John Petring - horn
About the GSPO Ensemble Players: Formed in order to present GSPO musicians in smaller venues with more intimate programs, these dedicated musicians are based in the Los Angeles area and come from all walks of life. They are committed to the performance of new and familiar repertoire for chamber ensembles large and small.
About the GSPO: The Golden State Pops Orchestra (GSPO) was formed in January of 2002 and is currently the only year-round pops orchestra in the Los Angeles area. The GSPO focuses on exciting and innovative concerts that are designed to entertain both the seasoned enthusiast as well as the casual music lover. The orchestra’s repertoire includes film and television scores, legendary Broadway hits, and popular music of all kinds. Along with performing more modern genres, GSPO is the Orchestra-in-Residence at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro and frequently programs influential pieces of the standard orchestral repertoire. For tickets and more information, please visit www.gspo.com or call (310) 433-8774.
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