Listen: Duo Cortona and Derek Bermel Out of the Box

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Duo Cortona (Courtesy of the artist)

This second installment of the JACK Quartet's October 18 marathon at the 2015 SONiC Festival features performances from violin/voice ensemble Duo Cortona and from clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Duo Cortona is the husband/wife team of JACK violinist Ari Streisfeld and mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway. Composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel is the American Composers Orchestra's Artistic Director and the SONiC Festival curator.

This set, recorded live at Merkin Concert Hall, includes world premieres by Jeremy Rapaport-Stein, Jeremy Gill, Kerrith Livengood and Eblis Álvarez as well as music by Loren Loiacono, Amadeus Regucera and Carolina Heredia.


Jeremy Rapaport-Stein - Music

Jeremy Gill - Carmen de Boheme

Kerrith Livengood - The Last Birthday at Home

Kerrith Livengood - In Hot May

Amadeus Regucera - If Only After You Then Me

Loren Loiacono - Eidolon

Eblis Álvarez - Cinco temas para peliculas

Carolina Heredia - Lus in Bello

This performance was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jeremy Kinney.

The American Composers Orchestra’s inaugural SONiC Festival, presented in 2011, was hailed as "a brilliant and unpretentious showcase for music in the new millennium" (The Guardian). The second edition returned in 2015 with over 20 world premieres, and music from over 80 composers age 40 and under at venues across New York City. Q2 Music is the digital media partner of the SONiC Festival, and all concerts will be available for on-demand streaming at

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