News: Current and Recent Activities

The artists of Kosmologia are part of the following projects:

Upcoming:

•Kosmologia Project is in the research and planning stages of a collaboration with The Princeton Festival, to develop a new interdisciplinary artwork for June 2020. Stay tuned for updates!

•Kosmologia has entered into a consortium with Ensemble Concept/21 and the artistic foundation Ultreia, both based in the vibrant city of South Bend, Indiana. We will co-create a new immersive and interactive opera with composer Ileana Pérez-Velázquez on the immigrant’s experience

Recent:

•Carmen-Helena Tellez and Kosmologia just produced and conducted the  interdisciplinary premieres of Greg Spears’s The Tower and the Garden and Jorge Muñiz’s The Beatitudes both for chorus and string quartet with the Euclid Quartet at Indiana University South Bend (May 10, 2019). Carmen-Helena Téllez co -commissioned The Tower and The Garden in consortium with the eminent conductors and ensembles Donald Nally (The Crossing of Philadelphia); Mark Shapiro (Cantori New York) and Robert Geary (Volti of San Francisco). We are proud of being part of this team of artists, celebrating the vibrancy of small cities with grand artistic ambitions! we thank the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music for supporting the consortium’s dream!

•Carmen-Helena Téllez produced and directed a new work by Michel Petrossian for soprano, countertenor, violin, viola, clarinet and piano, with Ensemble Concept 21 for the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University South Bend (April 2 and 5, 2019).

•Kosmologia Project’s sister company, Aquava New Music Studio, has issued a CD of works by the American microtonalist composer and MacArthur Award Winner John Eaton devoted to the poems of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, on March 30, 2019. Carmen-Helena Téllez was the producer and music director, with the collaboration of Gregory Geehern.

•The Magic Flute of the Andes, an adaptation of Mozart’s full opera for Andean legends and instruments, took place with Carmen-Helena Tellez as arranger and music director, with stage director Chia Patiño, for Teatro Nacional Sucre of Ecuador, (June 14-24, 2018). It will be presented again as the central performance of Opera Latinoamérica’s international conference in Quito, (October 20-24).

•Conductor Greg Geehern recently conducted a concert of Baroque works for the Princeton Festival, June 30, 2018.

•Mozart’s Requiem, at the Teatro Nacional Sucre of Ecuador, in a ritualized performance with  Carmen-Helena Téllez as concept and music director, in collaboration with  stage director Chia Patiño (March 23-24, 2018).

•Carmen-Helena Téllez provided the concept and musical direction for a recent collaboration with  the McGrath Institute for Church Life and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame , “Illuminating the Incarnation: A Musical Meditation on the St. John’s Bible”, (September 24, 2017).

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