Camarada Video of the Day Adios Noninos by Astor Piazzolla arranged and performed by Raul Jaurena Exquisite in every way… Raul is the master – we are so fortunate to have him perform in San Diego. He is the real deal as a musician and human being. This performance took place at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Raul arranged this beloved Piazzolla gem for the latest Camarada tango CD – The Four Seasons of Tango. We’ll share more info about this CD when we launch our new web site in a couple of weeks! xoxo – Beth
Camarada Video of the Day Idyllwild’s Secret by Peter Sprague Peter, Duncan, Beth, Fred, Gunnar During one of our outreach library concerts in North Clairemont, a very sweet audience member asked Peter what the secret was for this piece – and….he said that he couldn’t tell, because then it wouldn’t be a secret – so I don’t know either! Whatever the secret is – it’s good one! xoxo – Beth PS – Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel!
Camarada Video of the Day Waters of March by Jobim Beth, Holly, Mike, Rob, Tommy, Duncan, Bridget, Dave Kate, Pei-chun, Rebecca, Linda, Alex, Abe Some of the words… And the riverbanks talks. Of the waters of march. It’s the promise of life, It’s the joy in your heart. xoxo – Beth PS – Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel!
Camarada Video of the Day Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane by Claude Debussy Elena, Dave, Bridget, Travis, Lars The Goddess of Harp – Elena!! xoxo – Beth PS – Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel!
Camarada Video of the Day Beth Travis, Elena Debussy writes about this Sonata in a letter dated December 11, 1916: “The sound of it is not bad, though it is not for me to speak to you of the music. I could do so, however, without embarrassment for it is the music of a Debussy whom I no longer know. It is frightfully mournful and I don’t know whether one should laugh or cry – perhaps both?” This piece is so much fun to perform – especially with Travis and Elena. Every time I perform this piece it reveals new
Camarada Video of the Day Ay Amor by Dmitris Maramis Dimitris Maramis studied musical composition and classical piano in Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in the UK. Also, composition with Brian Elias in London. He has composed incidental music, for 35 theatrical plays in United Kingdom and Greece. Ann Chase, Mary Barranger and I were the trio that formed Camarada 25 years ago. There are many, many traits that I admire in each of these two creative women. One of Ann’s super powers was finding great repertoire – from any time of music, but especially the more current
Camarada Video of the Day Sæterjentens Søndag by Ole Bull Happy “Birthday” to Norway! The 17th of May (Syttende Mai) is Norway’s Constitution Day, a wonderful spring holiday celebrated with red, white and blue ribbons and flags, national costumes and big smiles as Norwegians everywhere mark the historic signing of their Constitution (Grunnloven) in 1814. Camarada performed this nostalgic tune @ Mingei International Museum for our Nordic program several years ago – specially requested by Dave’s Mom, who was very proud of her Norwegian heritage! xoxo – Beth PS – Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel!
Camarada Video of the Day How Insensitive by Jobim What an honor to perform with these two GREAT musicians – Mike Wofford & Tommy Aros. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the privilege of their mentorship. And what a great piece – just love Jobim! This was a dream come true @ the beautiful Conrad in La Jolla. xoxo – Beth PS – Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel!
Camarada Video of the Day The Man I Love by George Gershwin Featuring Dana Burnett This music and performance by Dana is irresistible! And I love the hints of Rhapsody in Blue – ah… Thank you Dana for all you bring to Camarada and to the San Diego music community. xoxo – Beth PS – Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel!
Sounds of Brazil – world premiere (2018) @ Bread & Salt Camarada Video of the Day Brazilian Landscapes No. 17 by Pitombeira Opus 237 (2018) I. Crepúsculo World Premiere @ Bread & Salt Bridget, Lars, Frank The composer writes of the work: “This is the seventeenth piece of a series called Brazilian Landscapes, which portrays the composer’s own impressions about Brazil, his native country. Both movements make reference to colors of the day at different times, in the sky of Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian Landscapes No. 17 is dedicated to American cellist Lars Hoefs.” It is always a pleasure to