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- OUT OCT. 20 -
"My mission for this album is two-fold: to encourage musicianship through the beautiful and awe-inspiring music of these composers, and to increase diversity in classical music by programming new and often overlooked compositions for the viola repertoire. My hope is that these compositions inspire others within and beyond the viola community to become more aware of the opportunity we have as artists to increase representation of composers from under-represented racial, ethnic, cultural heritages, and gender backgrounds."
Amaro Dubois has prepared a scrumptious smorgasbord of culture for us on his latest album, Adoration-Music of the Americas. A melting pot of lullabies, fantasies, tangos, and lieder, this album presents under-represented composers with a generous shaker full of Brazil and a sprinkle of China, as he brings awareness to the works of South American, Afro-American, and women composers. The tempos and textures and styles change, but one thing remains true of Dubois. He uses that big, fat tone of his to impart overwhelming passion while he paints the air with his skillful use of color.
Dubois and pianist Tingting Yao play as one. Yao in her own right is a masterful pianist, bold, sensitive, and delicate as needed--a rare combination of a superb soloist and servant wrapped in one.
— Judith Markovitch, Composer
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