7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rebekah Heller will make her Norfolk debut in a concert of newly created electro-acoustic works composed for solo bassoon. Praised for her “flair” and “deftly illuminated” performances by The New York Times, Rebekah is a uniquely dynamic solo and collaborative artist. Called “an impressive solo bassoonist” by The New Yorker, she is fiercely committed to expanding the modern repertoire for the bassoon. Her debut solo album of world premiere recordings (featuring five new pieces written with and for her), 100 Names, was called “pensive and potent” by The New York Times, and her newly-released second album, Metafagote, is receiving wide acclaim.
Rebekah has been a featured soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Nagoya Philharmonic, and this season, she is looking forward to her solo debut with the New York Philharmonic. As Artistic Director and bassoonist of the renowned International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Rebekah is deeply engaged in working with younger musicians to continue the ICE-y legacy of fearless exploration and deep collaboration. She is also an advocate for underrepresented voices and outrageous experimentation. Before joining ICE in 2008, Rebekah served as Principal Bassoonist of the Jacksonville Symphony. She lives in New York.
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