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Accidentally on purpose

The accidental music festival brings out the best in Orlando's new music scene

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It will be minimal, says Ivy, but not redundant.

“It’s minimal in content but not in what you get out of it,” he says. “There’s nothing repetitive about what they do. It kind of goes on, and it’s always forward moving, and it’s evolving and it never repeats itself.”

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Open rehearsal of Juan Trigos’ "Ricercare VI"
Timucua 7:30 p.m.

Juan Trigos is an internationally renowned Mexican contemporary composer, conductor of the Eastman School of Music’s Broadband Ensemble and the former conductor and musical director of the National Chamber Orchestra of Mexico City. Belt says he learned that Trigos lives in the Orlando area, so he asked a friend to approach him and see if he would be interested in having one of his concertos performed. Trigos was game, and he’s now part of not one, but three evenings of performance during this festival.

“Ricercare VI” is a major work for classical guitar and chamber orchestra, and Trigos himself will be on hand to conduct it for the festival. “The piece has never been played in Florida, and Juan Trigos is an excellent conductor and composer with an international reputation,” Belt says. “He’s known all over the world, and this is a chance to see somebody at the highest level in his field working with some of the best musicians in Orlando, the best orchestral players in Orlando. It’s a chance to hear his approach to music, to hear him talk about music and evoke, on a piece that he wrote, sounds and emotions from the players.”

Thursday, Sept. 8

"Guitar music since 1950," by Dr. Eladio Scharron
Urban ReThink
5:30 p.m.
Chamber music concert
Urban ReThink
7 p.m.

Dr. Eladio Scharrón is, indirectly, responsible for the Accidental Music Festival. An associate professor of music at University of Central Florida, Scharrón taught both Belt and Alvarez and helped instill in them an appreciation for modern classical composition. When asked how he feels about the fact that two of his students were instrumental in pulling this festival together, he says “It fills my heart with great joy.”

Scharrón’s presentation will be informal, Belt says, and it will focus on Spanish and French composers that any guitar lover should get to know. “He’ll present recordings and video and talk informally, answer questions, talk about master works of classical music for the guitar that probably most people have never heard of before,” Belt says. The talk will be followed by the world premier of a multiple percussion instrumental piece by Thad Anderson, a visiting instructor and member of the percussion faculty at UCF. “He’ll be premiering his new piece, and I’ll be premiering a new trio for violin, guitar and piano,” Belt says. “It’s really colorful and ethereal, very peaceful. I’m really excited about it. It’s the only guitar that I’ll be playing in the festival.”

Friday, Sept. 9

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