Ensemble

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Caminos del Inka EnsembleThe new Caminos del Inka Ensemble is the latest project from Caminos del Inka and is emerging as America’s leading South American music ensemble. Made up of a core of 15 performers, their vast repertoire spans traditional, classical, and contemporary music from South America.

Envisioned by Music Director and Caminos del Inka: A Musical Journey founder Miguel Harth- Bedoya, the ensemble was created to share the rich tradition of South American music utilizing the intimate and pure experience of chamber music. In the growing repertoire are works by well known and lesser known composers in the classical tradition. Under Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s leadership the group has become a forerunner in elevating chamber and music for small ensembles from South America not traditionally heard in concerts halls and captured on recordings.

The ensemble also takes a serious approach to music by living composers, collaborating frequently with acclaimed composers Osvaldo Golijov, Gabriela Frank, Jimmy López and Diego Luzuriaga. In response to growing interest in traditional South American Music, particularly that from the Andean region, the ensemble’s repertoire includes arrangements of traditional music from Perú and all corners of the vastly rich continent.

The ensemble continues to expand it’s artistic footprint and many performances and recording projects are on the horizon, including a CD featuring works for the entire ensemble and works for smaller groups (string quartets, wind quintet, as well as duets, trios and solos.)

Community and meaningful artistic engagement is a high priority for the Caminos del Inka Ensemble and they offer multi-day residencies along with concert performances. Through its varied programs, it sets out to share and disseminate the great tradition of classical music as it emerged and continues to emanate from South America.

The Caminos del Inka Ensemble marks its inaugural performance on November 17, 2009 as part of the Latin American Music Festival at Texas Christian University.

For more information about the ensemble, its projects and booking information, please visit our website: www.caminosdelinka.org

ENSEMBLE:
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Artistic Director and Conductor Ed Stephan, Percussion
Andrés Franco, Principal Conductor Edgar Valenzuela, Percussion
Jessica Warren-Acosta, Flute Seth McConnell, Percussion
Jennifer Corning Lucio, Oboe Michael Shih, Violin
Victoria Luperi, Clarinet Rebecca Stern, Violin
Kevin Hall, Bassoon Susan Dubois, Viola
David Cooper, Horn Jesús Castro-Balbi, Cello
Adam Gordon, Trumpet Brian Perry, Bass
REPERTOIRE :
D. Alomía Robles: El Cóndor Pasa
B. Martínez y Compañón: Colección de Música Virreinal
D. Luzuriaga: Responsorio
Golijov: Tenebrae
Piazzolla: Fuga y Misterio
Traditional: El Alcatraz
A. Mejía Canción, Marcha y Torbellino
J. López: Fiesta!
SMALLER GROUPS
G.Frank: Cuatro Bosquejos Pre-Incaicos
O. Golijov: Mariel (Cello and Marimba)
A. Guevara Ochoa: Duo for Flute and Violín
A. Ginastera: Impresiones de la Puna
D. Luzuriaga: Yaraví y Yumbo