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The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas | Yunior Lopez, Founder

The Reimagined Project (BOOK WITH CD)

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The Reimagined Project is a professional recording & performance initiative featuring modernized orchestrations of famed classical works. The project was conceived during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which put a halt to live concert events across the world. Notably, the recording process was characterized by the inability of students to rehearse collectively as an orchestra, in adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. Instead, students convened within their respective instrumental sections. The resulting recording marks the inaugural occasion when these students and young professionals, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, successfully united as an orchestra. This initiative, spearheaded by YAO Music Director Yunior Lopez, not only addressed the challenges posed by the pandemic but also served as a platform for pushing creative boundaries, nurturing imagination, and fostering artistic expression. The Reimagined Project showcases the collaborative efforts of students and young professionals from the Young Artists Orchestra Academy and Symphony, reflecting a resilient response to the challenges of the time.

The Reimagined Project book is a perfect bound stitch book with a CD recording on the back inside cover. The recording was produced by Roberto Occhipinti at Modica Music Records and was mixed & mastered by Jeff Wolpert at Desert Fish Studios.

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The Reimagined Project stands as a professional recording and performance initiative showcasing contemporary orchestrations of renowned classical compositions. Originating during the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted live concert events worldwide, the project holds particular significance in its adaptation to unprecedented circumstances.

Notably, the recording process was characterized by the inability of students to rehearse collectively as an orchestra, in adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. Instead, students convened within their respective instrumental sections. The resulting recording marks the inaugural occasion when these students and young professionals, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, successfully united as an orchestra.

In the autumn of 2020, the Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas (YAO) demonstrated a steadfast commitment to providing a distinctive opportunity for its talented students, aiming to alleviate the adverse impact experienced by the local community. This initiative, spearheaded by YAO Music Director Yunior Lopez, not only addressed the challenges posed by the pandemic but also served as a platform for pushing creative boundaries, nurturing imagination, and fostering artistic expression. The Reimagined Project showcases the collaborative efforts of students and young professionals from the Young Artists Orchestra Academy and Symphony, reflecting a resilient response to the challenges of the time.

The project explores famed classical masterpieces by celebrated composers: Antonio Vivaldi (Winter), Johann Sebastian Bach (Chaconne), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Lacrimosa), Ludwig van Beethoven (Für Elise), and Giacomo Puccini (Nessun Dorma). With the exception of Maximilian Steinberg’s 1911 Chaconne transcription, each work was altered & modernized by living composers.

The overall message was to give the listener a new experience through each piece, such as Hilario Duran’s re-composition of Beethoven’s Für Elise turning the famed piano bagatelle into a slow & dreamy symphonic poem. Vivaldi’s Winter, by Yunior Lopez, recomposed morphologically using original chord progressions & structures, modernizing the piece with uncommon time signatures & minimalism for effect. The last of the recomposed works is Mozart’s Lacrimosa by Arturo Hernandez. The work approaches a euphoric listening experience by utilizing large symphonic & percussive forces to develop its famous motif. The result is reminiscent of a symphonic movie score that is subtle, triumphant, and ultimately bombastic.

The project closes with two transcriptions adapting the original composition for a full symphonic orchestra. The first is Maximilian Steinberg’s Chaconne based on Ferruccio Busoni’s version of the famed violin partita. The work was composed in 1911, and only one other recording is known to exist. The final work of the project is Puccini’s highly recognized and world known Nessun Dorma from Turandot. The piece was transcribed for full symphonic orchestra by award-winning Canadian jazz veteran, Roberto Occhipinti minus the singer. Unlike the other works, Mr. Occhipinti’s version is true to the score and keeps the original harmonic and melodic structure.

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Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 8.5 × .5 cm

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