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Edward Ortiz

Edward Ortiz is an arts and science writer who has written for The Sacramento Bee, The Boston Globe, and The Providence Journal. He is also a contributor to Symphony Magazine and www.newmusicbox.org.

Articles by this Author

Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 6, 2016

After a promising opening, the orchestra fizzles on Dvořák.

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Chamber Music Review
November 8, 2016

Like overgrown kids playing in a sandbox, this percussion ensemble played a concert of new music that lifted spirits and attracted some young fans.

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Chamber Music Review
October 11, 2016

Eight different composers, four musicians, 2,000 pictures of America, one enthralling experience.

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Upcoming Concert
July 17, 2015

The composer talks about how Fred Waring influenced his choral works, which are being performed at the Festival Del Sole in Napa this weekend.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 30, 2015

The Philharmonic’s performance marks the beginning of a new era for the orchestra.

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Modern Classical Review
March 17, 2015

The Inuit throat singer brings emotional depth to the landmark 1922 documentary.

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Recital Review
March 10, 2015

Touring behind the release of 1865, their last album together, Anonymous 4 focused on a classic repertoire of American song.

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Recital Review
February 22, 2015

The American tenor masters every moment in his spectacular solo recital debut.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 16, 2015

After two decades away, Geneva's Orchestre de la Suisse Romande returns and triumphs on their U.S. tour at UC Davis.

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Chamber Music Review
February 3, 2015

The Empyrean Ensemble presented new works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Melinda Wagner and UC Davis composers at the 2015 Music and Words Festival.

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Chamber Music Review
December 13, 2014

A pianist and cellist with a natural affinity perform music from the 20th century.

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Chamber Music Review
November 14, 2014

Booking the Fidelio Trio proves to be a coup for the Festival of New American Music. The trio gave a powerful but nuanced interpretation of new works by Charles Wuorinen, John Harbison, Elena Ruehr, and Evan Ziporyn.

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Modern Classical Review
November 8, 2014

The opening night of the 2014 Festival of New Music hits off with Loadbang, pianist Lara Downes, and percussion ensemble Rootstock Trio at Sacramento State campus.

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Recital Review
May 4, 2014

Eric Zivian unleashes a fascinating musical lesson about how the piano’s technical evolution has freed certain composers’ imagination.

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Opera Review
February 28, 2014

The Sacramento Opera has taken a vital step in the right direction with Il trovatore, breaking with the drama in company's recent past.

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Chamber Music Review
February 16, 2014

At Mondavi Center, cellist Jay Campbell and accompanist Conor Hanick present works that stand on their own, without reference to musical history and influence.

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Chamber Music Review
January 10, 2014

The London Haydn Quartet, expert interpreters of the First Viennese School repertoire, manage to shrink the largess of Davis Hall in Mondavi to chamber size.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 2, 2013

Not up to speed on chip-music yet? Brooklyn-based Yarn/Wire ensemble gave Sacramento new music audiences an intro course, via Tristan Perich’s Chalk.

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Feature Article
July 30, 2013

Have a favorite musical depiction of weather? Composers today are increasingly attuned to climate change and extreme weather events. Global warming has been a political issue for years; now it is arriving center stage in music.

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Feature Article
May 8, 2013

Can the modern piano evolve any further? Pianist and inventor Christopher Taylor thinks so, and has been laboring to perfect a two-keyboard instrument, performing with an early near-equivalent wherever he can.

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