Saturday, 27 March 2010

Review of Chicago's MusicNOW Concert

Featuring the music of John Luther Adams, Osvaldo Golijov and Michael Ward-Bergeman on March 15, 2010.

"Ward-Bergeman’s sonorous hyper-accordion sung resonantly over a string quartet, as arranged here by Golijov, in the cinematic score of Patagonia".

Read entire review here:

Chicago Classical Review

Chamamé in Federal, Entre Ríos

Michael attended the 35th annual Festival of Chamamé in Federal, Entre Ríos, Argentina in February. His appearance was documented here (scroll down a bit):

In the original Spanish:


Google translated into English:

And where is Michael?

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Azul Reviews from Toronto

Energetic performers highlight composer's Azul, leaving the listener wanting more.

The four-movement work was bursting with lyricism, youthful energy and magical orchestration. The accordion played a fascinating, wizard-like role in the early movements, its unusual tone (sometimes processed electronically) mediating between the sounds of different sections of the orchestra, sometimes benevolently, sometimes warping their aural identities.

from 25 Feb 2010
Toronto's Globe and Mail Newspaper

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Globe and Mail Azul