Imitació del Foc (Imitation of Fire) was recorded on August 10-13, 2018, by Jess Muñoz, tenor, and pianist Oksana Glouchko, with producer/engineer Andreas Meyer. This recording will be part of an album featuring 24 Art Songs by Catalan Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Upcoming performances of Imitacio del Foc will take place in the Spring of 2019 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) (Feb 28), Furman University, SC (Feb 24), Newberry College, SC (Feb 26), and Highpoint University, NC.
Imitació del Foc (Imitation of Fire) for tenor & piano was commissioned by tenor Jess Muñoz,with generous support from a University of Delaware General University Research Grant. It was premiered on March 12, 2018, at the University of Delaware in a program dedicated to Catalonian and Latin American women composers. Imitació del Foc is based on poetry by Mallorquin poet Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel (1913-1938). It includes four poems: I. Inici de campana (Quadern de sonets); II.Escolto la secreta… (from Imitacio del Foc, ‘Arbre de Flames’); III. Pluja brodada (Imitacio del foc, ‘Fira encesa’); and IV. Ardent himne (Imitacio del foc, ‘Arbre de Flames’).
Roger Morello Ròs, a young talented cellist from Reus, Spain, will perform Homenatge a Pau Casals for solo cello at the famed Gaudi building Casa Mia (La Pedrera) in Barcelona on March 17, 2019. Roger Morello Ros is a Resident Artist 2018/19 at La Pedrera in Barcelona). He has performed throughout Europe in festivals such as Musethica International Chamber Music Festival Berlin 2018, Aurora Winter Classic Festival 2016 in Sweden and Echo Festival 2016 in Italy, and in concert halls like Philarmonie Berlin, Pau Casals Auditorium and Josep Carreras Auditorium, among others. He is the winner of top competitions and has studied at Cologne University of Music (Germany). This October he will do his debut at Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona).
Pianist Becky Billock will record Mirage for piano this October and will perform it in her upcoming concert program ‘Mother Earth’ in the spring of 2019, including Pittsburg, PA; Portland, OR; Olympia, WA; Seattle, WA; Bellingham, WA; Grove City College, PA; and various concerts in Norway. More information.