The conclusion of a fantastic residence with CUSO ❤️
Stacy Garrop’s Composer’s Blog
by Stacy Garrop
4y ago
I have had a wonderful second year of my residence with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra! In my first year, I focused almost exclusively on offering a wide assortment of activities for education programs. These brought me to multiple elementary, middle, and high schools, colleges, and several organizations to work with students and adults of all ages. We also ran a chamber ensemble concert at the i-Hotel featuring CUSO musicians, as well as an Overture Composition Competition for regional composers. For my second and final year with the orchestra, I kept some of the elements of the firs ..read more
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The conclusion of a fantastic residence with CUSO ❤️
Stacy Garrop’s Composer’s Blog
by Stacy Garrop
5y ago
I have had a wonderful second year of my residence with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra! In my first year, I focused almost exclusively on offering a wide assortment of activities for education programs. These brought me to multiple elementary, middle, and high schools, colleges, and several organizations to work with students and adults of all ages. We also ran a chamber ensemble concert at the i-Hotel featuring CUSO musicians, as well as an Overture Composition Competition for regional composers. For my second and final year with the orchestra, I kept some of the elements of the firs ..read more
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Recap of CUSO’s March 9th Terra Nostra Performance
Stacy Garrop’s Composer’s Blog
by Stacy Garrop
5y ago
On Saturday, March 9th, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra held a concert that will forever hold a special place in my heart. The combined forces of CUSO, the University of Illinois Oratorio Society (Andrew Megill, conductor), Central Illinois Children’s Chorus (Andrea Solya, conductor), and soloists Sarah Gartshore, Betany Coffland, Steven Soph, and David Govertson performed my oratorio Terra Nostra. This was the work’s second performance and its Midwest premiere. All of the singers, choristers, and musicians performed together under the baton of Maestro Stephen Alltop to give a fantast ..read more
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Terra Nostra, Post #7: Program Notes
Stacy Garrop’s Composer’s Blog
by Stacy Garrop
5y ago
CUSO will be joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, and soloists Sarah Gartshore, Betany Coffland, Steven Soph, and David Govertson to give the Midwest premiere of my TERRA NOSTRA on Saturday, March 9th in Foellinger Great Hall. Photo by Chloris Floral. Terra Nostra focuses on the relationship between our planet and mankind, how this relationship has shifted over time, and how we can re-establish a harmonious balance. The oratorio is divided into three parts: Part I: Creation of the World  Part I celebrates the birth and beauty of our planet ..read more
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Terra Nostra, Post #6: Finishing the Oratorio
Stacy Garrop’s Composer’s Blog
by Stacy Garrop
5y ago
CUSO will be joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, and soloists Sarah Gartshore, Betany Coffland, Steven Soph, and David Govertson to give the Midwest premiere of my TERRA NOSTRA on Saturday, March 9th in Foellinger Great Hall. When I originally wrote the oratorio in 2014-2015, I wrote a series of blog posts about its creation process. I will be re-posting these here in the days leading up to CUSO’s performance, so that audiences can read about its creation process.  Originally posted on June 23, 2015 on www.composerinklings.com In an earli ..read more
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Terra Nostra, Post #5: Five Musical Inspirations
Stacy Garrop’s Composer’s Blog
by Stacy Garrop
5y ago
CUSO will be joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, and soloists Sarah Gartshore, Betany Coffland, Steven Soph, and David Govertson to give the Midwest premiere of my TERRA NOSTRA on Saturday, March 9th in Foellinger Great Hall. When I originally wrote the oratorio in 2014-2015, I wrote a series of blog posts about its creation process. I will be re-posting these here in the days leading up to CUSO’s performance, so that audiences can read about its creation process.  Originally posted on November 14, 2014 on www.composerinklings.com Whenever ..read more
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Terra Nostra, Post #4: What do movies and oratorios have in common?
Stacy Garrop’s Composer’s Blog
by Stacy Garrop
5y ago
CUSO will be joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, and soloists Sarah Gartshore, Betany Coffland, Steven Soph, and David Govertson to give the Midwest premiere of my TERRA NOSTRA on Saturday, March 9th in Foellinger Great Hall. When I originally wrote the oratorio in 2014-2015, I wrote a series of blog posts about its creation process. I will be re-posting these here in the days leading up to CUSO’s performance, so that audiences can read about its creation process.  Originally posted on October 4, 2014 on www.composerinklings.com Writing th ..read more
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Terra Nostra, Post #3: Part I Completed
Stacy Garrop’s Composer’s Blog
by Stacy Garrop
5y ago
CUSO will be joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, and soloists Sarah Gartshore, Betany Coffland, Steven Soph, and David Govertson to give the Midwest premiere of my TERRA NOSTRA on Saturday, March 9th in Foellinger Great Hall. When I originally wrote the oratorio in 2014-2015, I wrote a series of blog posts about its creation process. I will be re-posting these here in the days leading up to CUSO’s performance, so that audiences can read about its creation process.  Originally posted on July 24, 2014 on www.composerinklings.com I have dedi ..read more
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Terra Nostra, Post #2: Digging into the Composing Process
Stacy Garrop’s Composer’s Blog
by Stacy Garrop
5y ago
CUSO will be joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, and soloists Sarah Gartshore, Betany Coffland, Steven Soph, and David Govertson to give the Midwest premiere of my TERRA NOSTRA on Saturday, March 9th in Foellinger Great Hall. When I originally wrote the oratorio in 2014-2015, I wrote a series of blog posts about its creation process. I will be re-posting these here in the days leading up to CUSO’s performance, so that audiences can read about its creation process.  Originally posted on May 24, 2014 on www.composerinklings.com I’m digging d ..read more
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Terra Nostra, Post #1: How does a composer start an oratorio?
Stacy Garrop’s Composer’s Blog
by Stacy Garrop
5y ago
CUSO will be joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, and soloists Sarah Gartshore, Betany Coffland, Steven Soph, and David Govertson to give the Midwest premiere of my TERRA NOSTRA on Saturday, March 9th in Foellinger Great Hall. When I originally wrote the oratorio in 2014-2015, I wrote a series of blog posts about its creation process. I will be re-posting these here in the days leading up to CUSO’s performance, so that audiences can read about its creation process.  Originally posted on Feb. 13, 2014 on www.composerinklings.com I am curren ..read more
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