Our opening concert featured ‘Night Vision’ by composer Kyle Bartlett, ‘Musique pour Delphine’ by Betsy Jolas, as well as other selections. The performers asked the young audience to describe the sounds they heard and relate them to sounds in nature (such as animals, volcanoes, and earthquakes).
Jason Calloway, cellist, is currently a member of the Banff Award-winning Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University. A devoted advocate for new music, he has worked extensively with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain across Europe and has given hundreds of premieres by composers as diverse as Birtwistle, Carter, and Lachenmann. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California.
Mari-Liis Pakk, violinist, is one of the leading Estonian artists of her generation and has appeared at festivals around the world. Among her recent appearances have been those at the Red Sea Festival in Eilat, Israel and at Carnegie Hall. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist and Temple universities.