Colina THREE DANCES FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA premieres at Chautauqua

On August 20th, 2013 at the Chautauqua Institute in New York, esteemed conductor Jaime Laredo will lead the Chautauqua Symphony alongside his wife, featured cello soloist Sharon Robinson, in a world premiere of Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Colina’s Three Dances for Cello & Orchestra.

Winner of the Avery Fisher Recital Award, the Piatigorsky Memorial Award, the Pro Musicis Award, and a Grammy Nominee, cellist Sharon Robinson continues her streak of premiering new works, a testament to her artistic breadth as a performer.

The concert marks the continuation of Michael Colina’s successful inroads into the contemporary classical scene.  Colina, a legendary composer and producer known for his jazz fusion productions which incorporate Latin elements, has won multiple Grammy Awards.  Recently, he has successfully incorporated the Latin and jazz elements into what has now become his own unique musical canon. Having turned his attention in recent years to orchestral writing, Colina has made his mark with admirable rapidity with numerous works recorded for the Naxos label being commissions. As Gramophone Magazine  noted recently, “Michael Colina’s latest recording reveals the jazz and pop composer also to be a master craftsman in classical composition.” Adding to his achievements, Colina has had two world premieres at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Cadogan Hall.

In the trusted hands of the Laredos, the work will come to life on the stage at the Chautauqua Institute.