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Written by Seth Hanes   
Published on Monday, 18 January 2016 10:30

 

LiveConnections Presents Rising Star Cellist Gabriel Cabezas with the Sandbox Percussion Quartet

 

Eclectic concert features new classical music, including a world premiere

 

 

EVENT DETAILS
WHAT: A quartet of percussionists collaborates with a rising star cellist
WHEN: Friday, February 12 at 7:30 PM
VENUE: World Cafe Live - Philadelphia (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA)
TICKETS: $18 general admission, $13 students with ID
URL: http://liveconnections.org/sandbox-cabezas

 PHILADELPHIA 1/18/2016 - LiveConnections pairs a rising classical music star, cellist and Astra Artist Gabriel Cabezas, with the innovative Sandbox Percussion ensemble for the fourth concert of its 2015-2016 LiveConnections Presents concert series on Friday, February 12. Cabezas, who was recently on tour with Ben Folds as part of yMusic and has been hailed as “greatly gifted” by the Chicago Tribune, will join the talented Sandbox Percussion for a concert of new music. The program includes a world premiere—commissioned by Live Connections—from emerging Philadelphia composer Alyssa Weinberg, as well as Steve Reich’s Drumming, a solo cello work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, and Andy Akiho’s 21 for steel pan and cello.

LiveConnections Presents Curator Mary Javian says, "The February 12 concert brings together some of my favorite artists and a group of true collaborators to explore innovative music by some of the best living composers today. They share an adventurous spirit and similar approaches to music-making that should result in a high-energy, one-of-a-kind performance.”

As part of the relaxed nature of LiveConnections concerts, a dinner menu will be available and the bar open at World Cafe Live during the performance.

The February 12 concert will also be streamed via LiveConnections’ video initiative, LiveStudio, to adults with physical & cognitive disabilities in partnership with Art-Reach, as well as to facilities serving individuals who are unable to travel to the venue.

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ABOUT LIVECONNECTIONS: LiveConnections inspires learning and builds community through collaborative music-making. Since our founding in 2008, LiveConnections has re-imagined the landscape of live music and music education through unique collaborations that join artists from different genres to highlight how music crosses cultures and creates bridges of understanding. Our programs reach people who would not normally experience this kind of music—such as youth from urban schools and people with disabilities—as well as musically adventurous audiences. We offer three signature programs, all based out of our partner venue World Cafe Live.


•    Bridge Sessions are interactive, educational performances for urban youth and special needs populations, along with in-depth residencies and workshops.
•    LiveConnections Presents features six collaborative concerts designed for adventurous music-lovers.
•    LiveStudio offers live video streaming for underserved audiences unable to travel to the venue.
For more information, visit http://liveconnections.org.

LiveConnections Presents is supported in part by the Presser Foundation and the Kal & Lucille Rudman Foundation.

PLEASE NOTE: LiveConnections is a nonprofit organization in residence at venue World Cafe Live. All programs are created, presented and funded entirely by LiveConnections and should not be attributed to World Cafe Live.

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