In this issue: Our People in the News, New Titles, and more!
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Gabriel Yela

New Composer

We are pleased to announce that Colom- bian composer Nicolás Hernández has joined our family of inter- national composers. Nicolás, who is one of the most promising composers of his generation, holds a degree in music from the Universidad Indu- strial de Santander. Just last year, one of his pieces, Mariposas Amarillas, was pre- miered at Virginia’s Wintergreen Music Festival. Welcome, Nicolás!

The String Quartet in Latin America

In the latest installment of articles about Latin Ame- rican classical music we summarize the history of the string quartet from its origins during the late 19th century to the present day.

New Titles!

Here are just a few of the new titles we added to our catalog within the past month:
Sadiel Cuentas, Dinámicas, for trumpet and piano; Luis Ernesto Gómez, Three Un- defeated Pieces for piano; Nicolás Hernández, Two Miniatures for guitar; Miguel Santaella, Prae- ludium, for soprano and mixed ensemble; and Adriana Verdié, de mujeres y elementos, for soprano and piano.
With nearly 140 titles currently in our catalog, there's something for nearly everyone!

Big Catalog Sale!

Now is the perfect time to add some tremendous music to your repertoire! Well, not now exactly, but starting on June 1, get 25% off on any of up to three titles in our entire catalog!
Hurry! This sale ends at midnight on June 15 (Virginia time).

Our People in the News

This month, many of our composers and artists are making news.
Two pieces by Adriana Verdié were recently performed. On May 9, cellist James Clark performed her Soliloquio; and on May 14 her percussion piece, RobotK-toKS was played by Kevin Sakamoto.
Miguel Santaella’s Daily Sketches, for female voice, bass clarinet and cello, was premiered on May 17 at the Fenixloods Cultural Center in Rotterdam.
Right now, Federico Núñez is performing, speaking and teaching at the First International Guitar Festival in San Juan, Argentina.
On May 27, Boris Alvarado’s new piano work, L’oiseau-philosophie, based on the writings of Gilles Deleuze, will be premiered by Aline Piboule at the world-renowned Claude Helffer Festival in Paris.
Luis Pérez Valero’s new piece for concert band, Tamunandanza, is set to be performed on May 31 by the Simón Bolívar Symphonic Band. The director is Alfredo Rugeles.
La caja negra, for soprano, violin, cello, guitar and percussion, by Luis Ernesto Gómez, was selected to be performed during Panama’s prestigious MusicArte Festival, which runs from June 9 through June 21.
In the Viennese facility known as Brick-Five, two works by Angel Hernández are slated to be premiered. On June 19, his PROMENADE II for cello and electronics will be performed by Ana Topalovic and Marta Gardolinska; and on June 21 Venezuelan pianist Alfredo Ovalles will play his 12 piezas cortas.
Cayambis artist Maurita Marx is scheduled to appear in July at the International Clarinet Conference in Madrid, where she will be performing a Brazilian choro recital accompanied by guitarist Pablo Romero Luis.
Kent Holliday is expecting the release of several CDs that include his piano works, such as Incantations from the Popul Vuh, Contrari Venti and Toccata Triptych.
And finally, this fall Cayambis artist Julie Koidin will begin producing a series of radio programs that will be internationally syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network.
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