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News & Notes November 20, 2006 Affiliate Artist in Viola Rita Porfiris recently
 

Summary: News & Notes November 20, 2006
Affiliate Artist in Viola Rita Porfiris recently
premiered a viola concerto composed for her by Max
Lifchitz. Joining Ms. Porfiris and Mr. Lifchitz were
members of the contemporary New York ensemble
North/South Consonance. The performance took
place on Monday, November 13, at Christ and St.
Stephen's Church in Manhattan. Preceding this
concert, Ms. Porfiris, who is a member of the
Houston Symphony Orchestra, taught and lectured
for the New World Symphony in Miami.
On October 15, Ms. Porfiris was the curator and a
performer on a Foundation for Modern Music
concert that was held at Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, Houston. Mixed Signals, Modern
Composers & Synesthesia, included both a world and
a US premiere by British composer Errollyn Wallen,
as well as works by David Ashley White and Libby
Larsen. Other performers included newly appointed
HS Concertmaster Angela Fuller; Sophia Silivos,

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology