This was the first in a series of story-driven performances using puppets of various sizes.
Here is a rare video of a 2014 CDC performance at Rockefeller Chapel (the video is labeled with the wrong date) during the International Didjeridu Meditation. CDC had been playing at the Chapel on the Equinox and Solstice dates each year in coordination with the Didjeridu players in Australia. The event began in Australia at sunset and followed the sunsets around the world at which time Didjeridus played in their respective countries at sunset until the vibration made it all the way around the globe. CDC has been doing this at various locations for 12 years or so.
The concert features Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No. 12 “From Ubirr” for digeridoo and string quartet, Jade for string quartet and pipa by Zhu Jian’er and Paul Moravec’s masterful Shakuhachi Quintet for shakuhachi and string quartet.
The concert features three renowned soloists: Tim Porcelli on digeridoo, Yang Wei, a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, on pipa, and world-renowned shakuhachi player James Nyoraku Schleffer.
Don’t miss this concert!
Monday, May 13 7:00 PM
4614 N. Lincoln Ave.
$20, $12 students (door only with ID)
Indigenous Instruments by Steven Mackey
String Quartet No. 12 “From Ubirr” by Peter Sculthorpe
Jade by Zhu Jian-er
Shakuhachi Quintet by Paul Moravec
Chris Ramaekers- Music Director
Mark Agnor – violin
Alyson Berger – cello
Aurélien Fort-Pederzoli – viola
Tim Porcelli – didgeridoo
James Nyoraku Schlefer – shakuhachi
Cory Tiffin – clarinet
Trevor Patrick Watkin – flute
Yang Wei – pipa
Amy Wurtz- piano
Jeff Yang – violin
CDC will be performing live on WZRD radio, 88.3fm
on April 2nd at 9pm.