September 9 and 10, 2017
International Sacred Music Festival of Bogotá: Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the National Symphony of Colombia.
September 24, 2017
A Musical Meditation on the Images of the St John’s Bible: A collaboration with the University of Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, with Kosmologia Project.
June 22-24, 2017
A Mirror over Time: Closing concert for the conference “Trying to Say God”, with Notre Dame Vocale at Notre Dame.
University of Cambridge By-Fellowship at Robinson College
March 22, 2017
University of Louisville: Lecture on the Latin American operas Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov and ¡Unicamente la verdad! by Gabriela Ortiz.
March 19, 2017
South Bend Symphony Orchestra, with works by Ives, Pärt, Golijov, and Haydn, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame
February 24, 2017
Music Librarians Association: National Conference in Orlando, paper presentation on the Latin American Music Center
December 17-19, 2016
Pocket Opera Players: recording of John Eaton’s cantata El Divino Narciso, at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY.
October 7-9, 2016
The Dante Project: an interdisciplinary sacred music drama, artistic director and conductor, with the premiere of a new oratorio for soloists, chorus and chamber orchestra by Robert Kyr, with a libretto by Robin Kirkpatrick, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame
June 9, 2016
Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light: with the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc by C.T. Dreyer, with Notre Dame Vocale, and the Princeton Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Princeton Chapel in Princeton, N.J.
November 6-7, 2015
Thunder, Perfect Mind: an opera by Christopher Preissing, conductor with NON:op Open Opera Projects, Bridgeport Arts Center, Chicago
October 23, 2015
John Eaton’s Mass 2 and El Divino Narciso: performances with the Pocket Opera Players of New York, for the 80th birthday of John Eaton. Symphony Space, 7:30 pm, New York City.
September 18, 2015
Of Music, Conscience and Remembrance – An inter-artistic tribute to Pulitzer Prize winner Shulamit Ran, artistic director and conductor, with Kosmologia Music and Intermedia Music Project.
Colloquium: Third Stage – Inter-American Music Projects from the Global Midwest, Notre Dame.
June 12, 2015
Lecture: “The Postmodern Originality of the Sacred Music by Mario Lavista” at the National Symposium of the American Choral Directors Association. Austin, Texas.
March 28, 2015
Choral World Premieres for the 10th Anniversary of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, with Notre Dame Vocale., and guest conducting the Notre Dame Glee Club and Chorale Works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Cary Boyce and Sven-David Sandstrom.
March 1st, 2015
Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Nathan Gunn – part of the Interdisciplinary Sacred Music Dramas at Notre Dame, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
September 21, 2014
A Mirror Over Time– A concert with Kosmologia Vocal Project for the Art Institute of Chicago
September 19-20, 2014
Learning from the Masters, Learning From The People – A Sacred Music Conference
April 24-26, 2014
April 4-6, 2014
I was born for this, an Interdisciplinary Sacred Music Drama based around Dreyer’s film on Joan of Arc and Einhorn’s accompanying cantata “Voices of Light,” at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center of Notre Dame, with accompanying interactive installation, artistic director with support from the Mellon Foundation
January 26, 2014
Steve Reich’s Proverb, conductor with Aguavá New Music Studio and Third Coast Percussion at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center of Notre Dame
January 21, 2014
TEDxUND talk on Shared Rituals and the Future of Art Music
November 22 and 24, 2013
An inter-artistic presentation of Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel, conductor with Notre Dame Vocale and Ensemble ND at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center of Notre Dame
October 10-12, 2013
John Eaton’s Opera Rerouted and Michael Dellaria’s opera The Death of Webern, with the Pocket Opera Players of New York conductor and producer
World Premiere, Symphony Space, New York
New York, NY
September 14, 2013
Mozart’s Requiem with Notre Dame’s Festival Chorus and Orchestra at the Decio Theatre of Notre Dame.
May 14-16, 2013
Visit to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland
March 17-19, 2013
Conductor, with Notre Dame Vocale and the Chorus of the City of Quito. Inaugural Concert of the Sacred Music Festival of Quito, Ecuador
–Works by Macmillan, Pärt, and Palestrina
February 25, 2013
A Portrait Concert of John Eaton, Barishnikov Arts Center, New York City
February 9, 2013
Lecturer, Edith Stein Conference at the University of Notre Dame
–The Sacred in the Secular
January 24-26, 2013
Fourth International Symposium:
Complexities of Cultural Representation in the Performance of Latin American Music
University of Arizona
–Polyvalent Identities in Two Latin American Operas: Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar and Gabriela Ortiz’s ¡Unicamente la verdad!
September 15, 2012
March 10 and 11, 2012
March 4, 2012:
October 19-23, 2011
Conference Director: Carmen-Helena Téllez for the Indiana University Latin American Music Center
May 20-21, 2011
Concept and Musical Direction by Carmen Helena Téllez
Scene and Lighting Design by Robert Shakespeare
Digital Art by Margaret Dolinsky
Art video by Susanne Schwibs
Stage Direction by Jonathan Courtemanche
Choreography by Elizabeth Shea
Indiana University Halls Theater
February 27, 2011
With the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, Indiana.
December 5, 2010
A Concert of Jewish Composers on Jewish Texts
With the IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
KAM Isaiah Israel Sinagogue, Chicago
November 4, 2010
Scenes from Passion with Tropes by Don Freund
For soloists, chorus and large instrumental ensemble
With the IU Contemporary Ensemble and New Music Ensemble
Auer Hall, 8pm, Bloomington
October 9-10, 2010
Auer Hall and Sweeney Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington
July 22, 2010
The Tenth Muse-A Dramatic Cantata in its way to an Opera
by Elbio Barilari
With Aguavá New Music Studio
The Baroque Band
Goodman Theatre, Chicago
Soloists of the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Ensemble Latinoamericano de Música de la Orquesta Simón Bolivar de Venezuela
February 20 and 21, 2010
Vision and Belief
Barilari: Arias on texts by Sor Juana
Lavista: Stabat Mater (American Premiere)
Poulenc: Two Motets and Figure humaine
Indiana University Auer Hall
October 9 and 10, 2009
Centenary Celebration of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes:
Stravinsky’s Les Noces,
a recreation of the premiere performance
Indiana University Musical Arts Center, Bloomington.
August 11-September 3, 2009
Performances and Masterclasses in Sao Paulo, Brazil
August 28, 30:
Concert with the Chamber Orchestra
of the University of Sao Paulo
Boyce: Shattered Rainbows
Adams: Shaker Loops
September 3, 2009
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana,
A Multi-media Allegory on the Artist in a Fascist Society
Concept and Music Direction by Carmen Helena Téllez
March 8, 2009
World Premiere of the Full Version of Credo/Ani Ma’Amin, by Pulitzer composer Shulamit Ran, with the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Auer Hall, Bloomington, Indiana.
Concert with the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra
First United Christian Chuch, Bloomington, Indiana
Stravinsky Requiem Canticles
Takemitsu So Slow the Wind….
Lauridsen Lux aeterna
August 8 and 9, 2008
A videopera by composer Gabriela Ortiz
and visual artist Rubén Ortiz Torres
Production and Music Director: Carmen Helena Téllez
Stage Director: Chía Patiño
Production & Responsive Visuals Designer: Konstantinos Mavromichalis
Rodrigo Sigal and Francisco Colasanto: Sound Designers
August 8, 8 p.m. | Buskirk-Chumley Theater
August 9, 8 p.m. | Buskirk-Chumley Theater
October 11 and 12, 2007
Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Latin American Popular Music Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra.
Production and Music Director: Carmen Helena Téllez
The Bells of Leopardi
A video study on music by Yehuda Yannay
Concept and Music Direction: Camen Helena Téllez
Video by Susanne Schwibs
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