Schedule

FEATURED EVENTS

June 22-24, 2017

Notre Dame Vocale at Notre Dame. Closing concert for the conference “Saying God”.

May-June, 2017

University of Cambridge By-Fellowship at Robinson College

April 12-13, 2017

Kosmologia at the Sacred Music Festival of Quito: “De tinieblas”.

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 Prizewinner Shulamit Ran, artistic director and conductor, with Kosmologia Intermedia Music Project.

June 18-19

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 TimeA 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

From Here to There, an Inter-Artistic Performance and Installation, music director and conductor with the Non-Op Artists Collective  Bridgeport Arts Center,  Chicago

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

Keynote Speaker

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

James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words From The Cross and Sacred Music Conference at Notre Dame

March 10 and 11, 2012

A Concert of Works by Women Composers with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City

March 4, 2012:

Tallis’ Spem in Alium at the IU Art Museum

Review

October 19-23, 2011

Cultural Counterpoints: Examining the Music Interactions between the U.S and Latin America

Conference Director: Carmen-Helena Téllez for the Indiana University Latin American Music Center

May 20-21, 2011

Don Freund’s Passion with Tropes, an Immersive and Interactive Production

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

Concerto Imaginario

Tenebrae Poems and Prayers for Modern Man

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

Arvo Pärt, a Jubilee

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

Bella Voce

The Baroque Band

Goodman Theatre, Chicago

May 30, 2010

Festival Latinoamericano de Música de Caracas

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

Art Institute of Chicago’s Concert Series

See review

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

Stravinsky: Pulcinella

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.

October 22,2008

Concert with the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra

First United Christian Chuch, Bloomington, Indiana

     Ligeti  Ramifications

Stravinsky  Requiem Canticles

Takemitsu   So Slow the Wind….

Lauridsen  Lux aeterna

August 8 and 9, 2008

¡Unicamente la verdad! (Only the Truth!)

A videopera by composer Gabriela Ortiz

and visual artist Rubén Ortiz Torres

(World Premiere)

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

Ainadamar

An Opera in Three Images by Osvaldo Golijov

(Collegiate Premiere)

Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Latin American Popular Music Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra.

Production and Music Director: Carmen Helena Téllez

June, 2007

The Bells of Leopardi

A video study on music by Yehuda Yannay

(Posted on YouTube.com)

Concept and Music Direction: Camen Helena Téllez

Video by Susanne Schwibs


REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

On the premiere of ¡Unicamente la verdad!

Review of Ainadamar


SCRAPBOOK AND INFORMAL ARTICLES

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