Scalerica d’oro, for cello and middle Eastern percussion, was commissioned in 2012 by the Shearith Israel League, for premiere by cellist Regina Mushaba at the historic Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of the City of New York. Scalerica d’oro combines Middle Eastern percussion patterns, based on Arabic rhythmic modes with melodies and gestures of the Jewish Mediterranean, They interact and exuberantly engage to create an exhilarating vision of hope, joy and reconciliation. The final rousing song quoted in the work refers to “Abram Avino,” Abraham, the father of both Arabs and Jews.
Classical Discoveries will present its 11th* Day Long Marathon and the 10th totally devoted to music composed in the 21st century.
* This is the third year the Marathon will run 25 hours
This year Classical Discoveries is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of WPRB with the works of 75 composers plus.