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Dolce Suono Ensemble to Present World Premiere of Foumai's MANOOKIAN MURALS

Philadelphia's Dolce Suono Ensemble continues the season on December 11, 2016 with The Americas Project / Música en tus Manos, DSE's highly praised exploration of the chamber music of the U.S. and Latin America, coupled with engagement initiatives in the Latino community of Philadelphia.

This project features the world premiere of a new trio for flute, cello, and piano by Michael-Thomas Foumai, supported by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University. Foumai, a young composer garnering impressive commissions and awards, was a winner of DSE's first Young Composers Competition in 2013.

This program will also include music by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Guastavino, and Vivian Fine, and features the DSE trio of Mimi Stillman, Nathan Vickery, and Charles Abramovic, along with core guitar artist Gideon Whitehead.Dolce Suono Ensemble has contributed major new works to the chamber music repertoire through commissioning, giving 44 world premieres in 11 seasons.

Some of today's most eminent composers have written for the ensemble: Jennifer Higdon, Steven Stucky, Shulamit Ran, Richard Danielpour, Steven Mackey, David Ludwig, Zhou Tian, Fang Man, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Jeremy Gill, and outstanding emerging composers through its Young Composers Competition. The ensemble's recordings "Freedom", music for flute, piano, and the human spirit, and "Odyssey: 11 American Premieres" with Mimi Stillman, flute and Charles Abramovic, piano, both for Innova Recordings, have been widely acclaimed.

Dolce Suono Ensemble concerts and recordings are broadcast internationally.The December 11 concert will take place at the Curtis Institute of Music's Field Concert Hall starting at 3PM. For tickets and more information, visit Dolce Suono Ensemble's website.

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