Hutchins Consort: Fifth Anniversary Concert at the Irvine Barclay
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The last date listed for Hutchins Consort: Fifth Anniversary Concert was Saturday January 22, 2005 / 8:00pm.
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Each year, the New Choreographers Initiative holds an intensive three-week process to create fresh, cutting edge new dances. NCI Discovery 2014 will showcase four new ballets created through this program. Artistic Director Molly Lynch invited four choreographers of note, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country, to participate. This evening will debut the results to the public. This year's choreographers are Barry Kerollis, Gabrielle Lamb, Philip Neal and Garrett Smith. The evening also offers an opportunity to hear the choreographers talk about their concepts and ideas, and for the audience to participate in the discussion. Learn More
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The Hutchins Consort is the world’s only professional ensemble performing on the eight scaled violins designed and built by Dr. Carleen Hutchins. The instruments of the Violin Octet cover the entire range of written music in the voice of the violin, from the enormous contrabass to the tiny treble.
The mission of the Hutchins Consort is to provide unique musical and educational performances with the eight scaled violins of Dr. Carleen Hutchins, which are the culmination of 500 years of research into the acoustics of violin family instruments; to perform pieces specifically written for this ensemble as well as arrangements of traditional repertory; to demonstrate the distinctions between these and traditional instruments; to facilitate the composition and arrangement of music specifically for the sonic palette that the instruments and their performers create; and to make performances available to a wide and diverse audience.