Date(s) - 09/04/2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Center for New Music
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Cellist, Natalie Raney and Helia Music Collective present a vivid program of new and established works written by women for solo cello, each piece drawing inspiration from spring and nature. The program will feature newly-commissioned works by Elizabeth A. Baker, Julie Barwick, Emma Logan, and Belinda Reynolds. Included on the program is Kaija Saariaho’s striking work, Près, which draws inspiration from the sea, vividly illustrating the calm and the storm.
This concert is a ticketed (pre-sale only), live-streamed event. Pre-sale tickets will be available until 45 minutes before showtime. 30 minutes before showtime, ticket buyers will be sent out a private link to the YouTube video of the live-streamed concert.
- Natalie Raney – cello
- Près for solo cello and live electronics by Kaija Saariaho
- stringDefinition for speaking cellist by Elizabeth A. Baker
- Moments by Belinda Reynolds
- Counterbalance by Julie Barwick
- Desert Aesthetic by Emma Logan
Cellist, Natalie Raney is recognized for her bold and adventurous playing and has performed chamber music with world-renowned musicians such as Kim Kashkashian, Menahem Pressler, Geoff Nuttall, Bonnie Hampton, Roberto Diaz, Norman Fischer, Ian Swensen, Jodi Levitz, and the Arianna String Quartet and in venues such as Kennedy Center & Bing Hall. A proponent of new music, Natalie seeks to highlight works by women. She currently serves on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College coaching chamber music and maintains her own private studio in SF. Natalie graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory receiving an Artist Certificate in Chamber Music studying with Jean-Michel Fonteneau. She received her Master of Music degree at Boston University, mentored by Marc Johnson, former cellist of the Vermeer Quartet and received a Bachelor of Music studying with Kurt Baldwin at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Co-founded by musician/composers, Emma Logan and Julie Barwick, Helia Music Collective supports the creative endeavors of women in music throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Helia Music seeks to enrich the community and expand the engagement of women artists through educational outreach and collaborations, with performances and workshops taking place in unique and diverse spaces. Through charitable activities and events, Helia supports the education and development of women in the Bay Area and beyond.