DECA – I.C.Players Presents Zuly Inirio

Monday, June 12, 2023 at 7 PM

Church of the Redeemer
5700 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217


Halim El-Dabh: A Look at Lightning

Manuel de Falla: Seven Spanish Folksongs

Enrique Granados: “El majo discreto” from Coleccióln de tonadillas

Kristapor Najarian: “A Promise To California” (ICPlayers Commission)

Samuel Barber: Knoxville Summer of 1915, Op. 24

W.A. Mozart: “Porgi Amor” from Le Nozze di Figaro

Giacomo Puccini: “Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème

The DECA Concert Series is a celebration of our ensemble’s 10-year anniversary! We are featuring works from past programs, introducing new works to our repertoire, and have commissioned two young composers— Kristapor Najarian, Armenian composer who resides in Paris, France; and Hannah Ishizaki, a Pittsburgh-native who is the recipient of the Kovner Fellowship at the Juilliard School.

We kickstart this celebration with two of the four programs featuring chamber music that highlights the woodwinds, and includes our first conductor collaboration to date with Geoffrey Larson, Music Director of Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra and Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor of Berkshire Opera Festival, who will conduct Igor Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale and Ann Marie Simon’s Wind Dixtuor. In addition we invite Soprano Zuly Inirio for a full program collaboration including an adapted version of Samuel Barber’s Knoxville Summer of 1915 for chamber ensemble and Kristapor Najarian’s new composition for soprano, winds, and harp.

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