In this issue: Kickstarter Video, Ensemble Joins Artist Program, and more!
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Robles is Featured Composer!

Our featured composer for the month of October is Samuel Robles! Samuel’s compositions have been performed in a number of places around the world and by distinguished soloists and ensembles. Currently he is the executive director of the National System of Or- chestras of Panama, and is the Artistic and Musical Director of the University of Panama’s symphony orches- tra.

Concert Update

We're excited! Everything is on track for our inaugural concerts! Dolly Hsu is arriving early Saturday morning in advance of our first rehearsal and Carlos Camacho will be here on Tuesday.

The Concert Details

Tuesday, Oct. 21, Unitarian Universalist Church, Blacks- burg. Thursday, Oct. 23, North Cross School, Roa- noke. Both events begin at 7:30pm and both are free and open to the public.
However, we’d like to invite you to take just a few moments to watch the video in the next column. As you will see, our case is compelling, our long-term objectives are clear and well thought out, and you can make a secure contribution from anywhere in the world. The Sinfonietta is turning to the Cayambis community for help. Can we count on you?
Photograph of Nicole Paglialonga

Our Players Speak!

Here’s violinist Nicole Paglialonga, talking about her impressions of Latin America and the upcoming concert by the Cayambis Sinfonietta:

“Last spring, my husband and I had the pleasure of performing together in a festival in Medellin, Colombia. While he had already visited several times, this was my first experience of South America. The over- whelmingly genuine and inviting people, coupled with their fabulous musicianship will be a memory that I will truly cherish for the rest of my life. So the chance to dive into music from all over South America and get to know this amazing part of the world a little bit better was an exciting prospect, and I am honored to be a part of this new project!”

For Our Subscribers

Take 10% off the price of any item in our catalog! It's easy: At checkout enter the word, 10off, in the coupon field. This special offer is good for up to three items and even includes each and every one of Samuel Robles’s compositions. We value and appreciate the individuals and institutions that support our company.

Student Corner

Are you a music student? Would you like to stand out of the crowd at your next audition, lesson, jury or recital? We have a great selection of works that you might be interested in playing. For flute, why don’t you consider Robles’s Dos Miniaturas for flute and piano? It’s one of our most popular titles! Or, how about Cantos veloces, by Luis Ernesto Gómez, for unaccompanied clarinet?

Our Kickstarter Video!

Produced by Virginia Tech cinema professor Charles Dye, in this video, John Walker and baritone Theodore Sipes discuss how best to sing the indigenous text used by Venezuelan composer Luis Pérez Valero in his piece, Eremuk, which will be premiered in Blacksburg on October 21. Also featured is clarinetist and VT professor Phillip Paglialonga, who was filmed working on several passages from Miguel Angel Santaella’s composition, SineModus, which also will be premiered next week.
Virginia Tech graduate teaching assistant María Elvira Vera Tatá is shown talking about the importance of this project to southwest Virginian audiences.

Spread the Word!

We count on our Cayambis community to help spread the word about our upcoming concerts. If you haven’t already, like us on Facebook and also forward this email to a friend. Tell your colleagues and associates about our Kickstarter video, and let them know that you think it’s a worthy cause!
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Sponsor Recognition

We would like to send a very special SHOUT OUT! to the following local businesses who are helping to fund the Sinfonietta concerts by placing advertising in our program booklet or by directly donating to our cause.
  • Azario Salon and Day Spa, Roanoke
  • Bridge Kaldro Music, Christiansburg
  • Elite Style Salon, Blacksburg
  • Elizabeth Roberts, CPA, Blacksburg
  • First Bank of Virginia, Blacksburg
  • Indigo Farms Seafood, Calabash, NC
  • Sipes Voice Studio, Blacksburg
  • South Main Chiropractic, Blacksburg
  • Susanna Lilly, Townside Realtors, Blacksburg
  • Justin Tebbenkamp, DDS, Blacksburg
Thank you for your support!
Photograph of Ondas Ensemble

Ensemble Joins Artist Program

We are pleased to announce that the Ondas Ensemble has been added to company’s roster of international artists. Founded in Chicago in 2007, the ensemble’s mission has been to present new and historic works with ties to the Americas. Its goals are not only to present rarely heard gems but also to have their programs introduce the vast panorama of Latin American culture. As a Cayambis Music Press Artist, the Ondas Ensemble will be helping to develop a new repertoire of music for small ensembles by Latin American composers.

Our Composers in the News

Kent Holliday’s second piano sonata, Tzolkin, which is based on the Mayan calendar was performed on July 15 and 16 in the Galway City Museum by pianist Nicholas Ross of Otterbein University. The performance was accompanied by depictions of paintings by an Irish artist named Maurice.
Luis Ernesto Gómez and Luis Pérez Valero are currently in Caracas attending the eighteenth Latin American Music Festival. Pérez Valero’s work, In Memoriam Wladimir Zabaleta (soon to be published by our company) will be performed on October 17 in the Fedora Alemán Hall by the Simón Bolívar Contemporary Music Ensemble.
On November 1 Federico Núñez will premiere his work, 7 estudios para guitarra eléctrica con ebow, in the First Encounter of Contemporary Music at the DAMas-IUNA University in Buenos Aires. He also wrote to say that from the sixth through ninth of November he will be in Santiago, Chile, participating in the First International Guitar Festival. While there, he will be performing concerts, giving talks and presenting master classes.
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