LIT Talent Awards Winner

2021

Reimagining Beethoven

Entrant Company

Professional Conductor/University of Rochester

Category

Instrumentals Performance - Orchestral

Client's Name

Rachel Waddell

Country / Region:

United States

Experience Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy like never before - up close and personal through the power of digital streaming. This immerse and emotionally-charged performance serves as a testament to the power of collaboration. During the pandemic, as many orchestras shut or scaled down, we expanded - enveloping over 200 performers from around the world in a project that challenges the traditional live-stream experience. Schiller’s poem extolling the brotherhood of man is electrified by our world’s circumstances, conveying both the work’s timelessness and timeliness.

This performance features a significant line-up of remarkable artists including: Beethoven specialist Peter Takács, piano; six distinguished young singers - Caitlin Aloia, soprano, Julia Dawson, soprano, Rebecca Printz, mezzo soprano, Carlos Santelli, tenor, Daniel McGrew, tenor, Elliott Hines, baritone; and the acclaimed Verona Quartet. The Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra, under the direction of Tiffany Chang, collaborated remotely with the University of Rochester Orchestras, led by Rachel Waddell, the University of Rochester Chamber Singers, conducted by Julie Covach, and a virtual choir of voices from around the global, led by Olivia Fink. Performers participated in-person and virtually.

Audio was professionally engineered by Grammy-winning audio engineer Stephen Roessner.

It is a technological feat that resulted in a compelling and revolutionary production that speaks to the power of art in these COVID times.

Credit: -
Featured artists:
Tiffany Chang, conductor, producer, video editor
Rachel Waddell, conductor
Stephen Roessner, audio engineer
Peter Takács, piano
Caitlin Aloia, soprano
Julia Dawson, soprano
Rebecca Printz, mezzo soprano
Carlos Santelli, tenor
Daniel McGrew, tenor
Elliott Hines, baritone
The Verona Quartet

Featured ensembles:
Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra - ensemble
University of Rochester Orchestras - ensemble
University of Rochester Chamber Singers - ensemble; Julie Covach - conductor
a global virtual choir; Olivia Fink - chorus master


Videographers:
Vu Nguyen
Jacob Strauss
University of Rochester Photography Club: Oion Akif, Elissa Moy
WRURTV: Nicholas Cimaszewski, Samantha Torrellas, Graham Richards

Credits

Conductor, Videographer, Producer/Oberlin Conservatory and Berklee College of Music
Tiffany Chang
Conductor/Director of Orchestral Activities, University of Rochester
Rachel Waddell
Julie Covach, Conductor, University of Rochester
Julie Covach
Conductor, Oberlin Conservatory
Olivia Fink
Piano
Peter Takács
Audio Recording and Mixing, Senior Lecturer, University of Rochester
Stephen Roessner
Oberlin Conservatory
Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra
University of Rochester
University of Rochester Orchestras
University of Rochester
University of Rochester Chamber Singers
Soprano
Caitlin Aloia
Soprano
Julia Dawson
Mezzo-Soprano
Rebecca Printz
Tenor
Carlos Santelli
Tenor
Daniel McGrew
Baritone
Elliott Hines
The Verona Quartet
Ensemble
University of Rochester Orchestras
Ensemble
University of Rochester Chamber Singers
conductor
Julie Covach
A global virtual choir - chorus master
Olivia Fink
Videographers
Vu Nguyen
Videographers
Jacob Strauss
University of Rochester Photography Club
Oion Akif & Elissa Moy
WRURTV
Nicholas Cimaszewski, Samantha Torrellas, Graham Richards
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