Collaborations: ALIAS Spring Concert & The Nashville Ballet


ALIAS Spring Concert – Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Continuing the roll-out of its recording project, ALIAS teams up with Nashville vocal ensemble Portara to present two more of Paul Moravec’s works: Sacred Love Songs, and the World Premiere of “Amorisms”, which has been commissioned by ALIAS, Portara, and the Nashville Ballet. Also on the program are a trio by Maurice Ravel and works by Douglas Hill and ALIAS cellist Matt Walker, both influenced by American folk/pop idioms.

• Maurice Ravel Sonatine en Trio for flute, cello, and harp (1905)
• Douglas Hill “A Set of Songs and Dances” for clarinet, horn, vibraphone, and bass (2006)
• Paul Moravec Sacred Love Songs for string quartet and SATBB voices (2012)
• Matt Walker “Grooves” for string quartet (2013)
• Paul Moravec “Amorisms” for clarinet, string quartet and SSATB voices (2014, World Premiere)
• Nonprofit Partner: Students Taking a Right Stand (STARS)

ALIAS Series Concerts are at 8 PM in Turner Hall
(Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University)
Tickets: $15, $5 for Students w/ ID

To order tickets, visit the ALIAS site for links and more information:

Funding for ALIAS performances is provided in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metro Arts Commission.


Nashville Ballet Performance at Martin Center  May 29-31, 2014

Three choreographic voices – selections from American composer Paul Moravec, live music from ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, and vocal collaboration from choral group Portara Ensemble – combine to create three new works that will premiere in Emergence.

Banning Bouldin 
Specializing in contemporary dance, Banning Bouldin brings a cutting edge, European style of movement to the stage accompanied by classical music.

James Gregg
Nationally in-demand choreographer James Gregg combines classical ballet and contemporary movement with varying dynamic shifts to create a brand new work.

Gina Patterson
After her 2013 creation, …but the flowers have yet to come, set to music from Nashville singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones, Gina Patterson creates another new work full of intense artistry and a feminine perspective.

Emergence will be held at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet for four performances:
Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Single ticket prices for Emergence begin at:

General Admission: $28.00

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Nashville Ballet’s Emergence Page.

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