LiveConnections presents a pas de deux of music and movement with cellist Gabriel Cabezas and BalletX dancer Chloe Felesina. Their unique performance features improvisations and works by Golijov, Bach, Britten and Saariaho.
The intimate atmosphere of the Downstairs Live venue at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, provides the perfect backdrop for this talented duo's collaboration. Bring a loved one and enjoy a delicious brunch; romance optional. Doors open at 11:00am for a seated show at 12:00 noon.
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, LiveConnections creates innovative, boundary-crossing music programming and education. Our ClassicAlive concert series expands boundaries of classical music, presenting unique collaborations and fresh projects in the intimate atmosphere of our partner venue World Cafe Live.
$20 general admission
$15 students with ID
(prices include service charges)
Food and drink sold separately. General admission seating.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Gabriel Cabezas, cello, has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony of Costa Rica, Pittsburgh Symphony, New World Symphony and the Nashville Symphony, among others. Cabezas has been portrayed as “...an intense player who connects to the music naturally, without artifice, and brings a singing line to the cello” (David Stabler, The Oregonian) and his debut performance with the Cleveland Orchestra described as a “...remarkably poised and elegant account, with superb attention to phrasing, nuance and tonal coloration” (Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer). A passion for chamber music and collaboration has taken him to Marlboro Music, Music@Menlo, Music from Angel Fire, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Bargemusic and Chicago’s Symphony Center Presents series. His television appearances include performances with Yo-Yo Ma at “The Tavis Smiley Show” and “Good Morning America,” and with Béla Fleck in “From The Top – Carnegie Hall.” Cabezas is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Carter Brey.
Chloe Felesina, dance, received her primary training from Allyson Deane and Barbara Crockett at Deane Dance Center in Sacramento and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance directed by Summer Lee Rhatigan. Through SFCD, she performed works by William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian and many San Francisco Bay Area choreographers. Felesina spent three years dancing for the San Francisco based company The Foundry, directed by Alex Ketley, where she was integral to the creation of works involving processes such as improvising outdoors, collaborating with poets and going to residency programs around the country. She then joined Sacramento Ballet for three seasons season where she performed various principal and soloist roles, her favorite being Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. She is currently on the roster of BalletX in Philadelphia.
[Chloe Felesina image: Alexander Iziliaev, courtesy of BalletX]
Press Release, January 16, 2014 — Featuring cellist Gabriel Cabezas and BalletX dancer Chloe Felesina, LiveConnections presents a musical pas de deux on February 2 at 12 p.m. The unique performance features cello compositions by Bach, Britten, Golijov and Saariaho, translated into movement by Felesina. The program will include both choreographed works and improvisation, showcasing each artist’s nimble artistry and interdisciplinary collaboration. [Read More]
Download the concert program.
Photos — Gabriel and Chloe began their collaboration in August 2013. Here they are at their first rehearsal.
LiveConnections is grateful for the support of numerous individuals, companies and foundations who believe in our mission and help make our programs possible.
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Foundation Support 2015-2016:
Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
CHG Charitable Trust
Samual S. Fels Fund
The Light Up the Queen Foundation
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
Christopher Ludwick Foundation
Rosenlund Family Foundation
Joseph Kennard Skilling Trust
Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial
Big Hurrah Sponsors:
(as of 07/22/2015)
$5000 School Sponsor
$2500 Collaboration Sponsor
LiveConnections is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Additional support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.