In this issue: Featured Composer, Sinfonietta Update, and more!
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Featured Composer

Our featured composer for the month of November is Miguel Santaella! Miguel has studied composition and choral conducting with renowned composers and conductors on three continents. Currently he is the conductor of Escala Áurea FAU UCV, VOCALIA, Música Venezolana A Cappella, SIES SEIS Jazz Vocal and The NeoJazz Orchestra. He is also acting Vice President of the Choral Federation for Central America and the Caribbean, and is a member of the Venezuelan Society of Contemporary Music and the International Federation for Choral Music.

New Composer!

We are pleased to welcome Brazilian flutist and composer Edson Beltrami to our company! Born in São Paulo, Edson studied with notable flutists not only in Brazil but also in Switzerland, France and the United States. Edson has performed with the most important orche- stras in Brazil and since 2003 he has occupied the principal flutist’s chair in the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra. He also teaches flute at the Tatuí Conservatory of that same city. From a very early age Edson started composing for orchestras, soloists and chamber ensembles of various types. Impor- tant musical organi- zations in the United States, Australia, Af- rica, and in Europe and throughout all of South America have per- formed Edson’s works. Welcome, Edson!

Carlos Camacho at Virginia Tech!

This video features Cayambis composer Carlos Camacho rehearsing with the VT percusssion ensemble on October 21, 2014. (This video can also be seen our YouTube channel).
Cayambis Sinfonietta performing Eremuk

Sinfonietta Update

After months of planning and preparation, it can now be said that the Cayambis Sinfonietta (seen above performing Eremuk) actually exists. Warmly received, our recent concerts produced many positive outcomes.  At the present time, a dynamic school presentation is nearly developed, additional performance opportunities are being explored and discussions have been taking place between our company and its legal team. There is a sense of great optimism.
However, time is growing short, and there is an ever-growing concern that our objectives may be postponed or even thwarted. In fact, in two days our Kickstarter project will expire, and, if we don’t reach our goal, we won’t receive any of the funds that have been pledged.
With this in mind, we must ask one last time: Please consider donating, or at the very least, sharing our appeal with as many people as you possibly can. This is literally a last minute effort, but one that has to succeed. Thank you for your kindest consideration.
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Our Composers in the News

In Guatemala, Gabriel Yela has formed an artistic company called “Artes Integradas en Movimiento,” which last month premiered Yela’s multidisciplinary work in four acts, Poetic Dance for Flute. Of particular importance is that several of his earlier works, such as Doppio Etereo for flute and piano, as well as The Spiritual Flute for flute and narrator, were incorporated into the performance.
With a cast of five dancers, of whom two were in body painting from head to toe, the performance was under Yela’s general direction. The concert featured the participation of soprano Leslie González and baritone Gabriel Carballo. Milton Baldizón accompanied at the piano, and the choreography was realized by Ivan Solís.
René Silva writes to us from Chile with news of the premiere of his orchestral work, Y todavía tiene una pena, which also won an important composition prize in Concepción. In addition, his compact disk, Señales, was launched in the Isidora Zegers Auditorium of the University of Chile and on the 25th he learned that he was a finalist in the Tenth Luis Advis Composition Competition (the most important one in Chile), in which he won second prize. Congratulations, René!
On November 26, Venezuelan guitarist Thomas Pérez will be giving a recital of works by Cayambis composer Luis Pérez Valero in the CCEAS Auditorium in Carabobo. The program will include the premieres of his second and third sonatas for guitar.
At Adelphi University in Long Island, Federico Núñez’s work for flute trio, Malheullantu shugu, will be premiered on December 15 at 7pm. The work, whose title would be “the talking vessel” in English, features the indigenous sound elements of the Mapuche people, who live along the high peaks of the Andes. The program will be directed by flutist and intercultural director Linda Wetherill.

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