American Orchestral Works
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Cedille Records CDR 90000 090
"[Carlos] Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra perform . . . with exuberance, commitment and edge." - The New York Times
Cedille Records' recordings of American music with the Grant Park Orchestra (ensemble in residence for Chicago's summer Grant Park Music Festival) and principal conductor Carlos Kalmar have garnered raves and awards for their spirited performances and spectacular sound.
Their newest CD, American Orchestral Works
contains world-premiere recordings of music by three generations of contemporary composers, some well established, others poised for greatness.
Featured are Barbara Kolb's propulsive All in Good Time
(1993), Aaron Jay Kernis's richly chromatic Sarabanda in Memoriam
(2003), Michael Hersch's powerful Ashes of Memory
(1999), John Corigliano's celebratory Midsummer Fanfare
(2004), and John Harbison's masterfully crafted Partita for Orchestra
Recorded in the new, acoustically superb Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago's Millennium Park, Cedille's vibrant American Orchestral Works
is not your typical summer fest fare.
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