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(E) FEDOR KABALIN Divertimento - New York premier
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  02/7/2006 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
(E) FEDOR KABALIN Divertimento - New York premier


Fedor Kabalin



Biographic sketch

Fedor Kabalin appeared in summer 2002 with the Constantsa Opera in Romania and guest conducted the Vidin Philharmonic for third consecutive season, following his debut in Bulgaria with the Pleven Philharmonic in 1999. Before that, he spent 2 summers in China on a cultural exchange program working with Xi'an Conservatory Orchestra over a fortnight to prepare the concerts that concluded each week, conducted opera and symphony concerts in the Czech Republic for several seasons, and opera during 2 summers at Barga Festival in Italy. He served as music director of Midland (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra, regular conductor of the Garden State Ballet in New Jersey, conducted sound track recording for Chile Films, and guest conducted New Jersey, Detroit and Chilean National symphony orchestras.

Croatian born resident of the United States, after early music training in his native country, he received conducting diploma from the Vienna Music Academy, and graduate degrees in composition from Northwestern University and Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester NY. In his pedagogic activities, he taught at the Manhattan School of Music, served as music department chair at Kean University in New Jersey, Opera Theater music director and on the piano faculty at Indiana State University in Pennsylvania, and chaired theory department at the Music and Arts Institute in San Francisco where he also conducted orchestra concerts.

Among his compositions are background music for feature-length film in South America, while his works were performed in Europe and Western Hemisphere in concert and on radio, with some of the performing ensembles including Zagreb Philharmonic, New Jersey, Detroit, Louisville and Oklahoma symphony orchestras. He has also been active as orchestrator and arranger, and wrote extensively on music with book chapters, articles, reviews or record liner notes published by many prestigious journals and record labels.


The Divertimento for wind septet was composed for a Santiago / Chile National Music Conservatory anniversary and premièred on that occasion. The U.S. première was at an ISCM Chicago subscription concert, performed by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with additional hearings at the Yaddo Music Period in Saratoga Springs and the University of Kansas Symposium in Lawrence. The North/South Consonance Ensemble Midwinter Winds concert on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 3 PM at the Christ and St. Stephen's Church, 120 W 69 St (between Broadway & Columbus), New York City is NYCity première of the work.
Its second movement, Lullaby is inscribed to composer's cousin María-Victoria, an infant at the time of the composition. The work's third movement also incorporates several ditties improvised by her father to the terms of endearment of his own invention to keep the baby amused.


Midwinter Winds! premieres by composers from Europe and the Americas including works by

Fedor Kabalin, Astrid Kruisselbrink, Max Lifchitz & Dante Grela

Max Lifchitz, conductor
The North/South Wind Ensemble

Sunday, February 12 at 3 PM

120 West 69th Street, New York City - Free Admission 
North/South Consonance Ensemble Winter/Spring 2006 Performance Schedule
Eight Concerts in the visually appealing and acoustically
superior setting of Christ and St. Stephen's Church
Location: 120 West 69th Street (between Broadway & Columbus), New York City

PROGRAM II - Midwinter Winds
Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 7 PM

FEDOR KABALIN Divertimento
DANTE GRELA Lejanos reflejos
MAX LIFCHITZ Yellow Ribbons No. 11,12 & 41

Max Lifchitz, conductor
The North/South Wind Ensemble

Fedor Kabalin: Divertimento for wind septet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet & 2 horns) - 1959 / 13'
Intrada - Pomposo
Lullaby for María-Victoria - Andante non troppo lento
Round - Vivace

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