Fondation des États-Unis | Thursday, September 7 @7.30pm: Concert Will Cravy
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Thursday, September 7 @7.30pm: Concert Will Cravy

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Will Cravy, bass player in residence, will give a concert on Thursday, September 7 at 7.30pm for the first cultural rendez-vous of the season.

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Program

L’Infinie Martine  – François Rabbath (1931-)

Le Mi dans le mille – François Rabbath (1931-)
Will McClain Cravy, contrebasse et Orlando Bass, piano

Double Bass Concerto No.2 in A minor – Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889)
I. Allegro
Will McClain Cravy, contrebasse et Orlando Bass, piano

Le Cri de Venise – François Rabbath (1931-)
Will McClain Cravy, contrebasse et Orlando Bass, piano

Concerto No 3 – François Rabbath (1931-)
Will McClain Cravy, contrebasse et Orlando Bass, piano

Breiz – François Rabbath (1931-)

Double Bass Concerto No 2 in D major – Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1779) 
I. Allegro Moderato
Will McClain Cravy, contrebasse et Orlando Bass, piano

Samir – François Rabbath (1931-)
Will McClain Cravy, contrebasse et Orlando Bass, piano

Encore:

Chasse à courre  – François Rabbath (1931-)

About the musicians

A native of Colorado, William McClain Cravy graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California where he was a recipient of a Presidential Scholarship, three Provost’s Research Fellowships, and the String and Orchestral Awards for Outstanding Graduate. Will is a tenured member of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra where he has been acting principal bass for the last year. He has appeared as an orchestral musician with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK), the New World Symphony in Miami, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Juneau Symphony, as principal bass of Aspen Opera under Robert Spano, and alongside his teacher in the Aspen Chamber Orchestra. His time with NACO included a tour of the UK and a personal audience with His Royal Highness Prince Charles.   As a soloist he was awarded 2nd place in both the 2015 Aspen Music Festival Low Strings Competition and the 2015 Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition (LA Phil judged), 3rd place in 2016 the Jefferson International Young Artists Competition and was a finalist in the 2016 Young Musicians Foundation Debut Concerto Competition. Will has played concertos with the Colorado Symphony, the Culver City Symphony, numerous youth orchestras in Colorado and California, and was featured in a 2015 Aspen Music Festival Student-Spotlight Recital. A past member of the Colorado Young Musician’s Foundation Roster, he received the 2009 Jeff Bradley Colorado Young Musician Award. His primary teachers include David Allen Moore, Susan Cahill and Ken Harper, and significant additional studies with Paul Ellison, Hal Robinson, Ben Hong, Joel Quarrington, Albert Laszlo, and Chris Hanulik.  Will has performed chamber music with members of the LA Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony. He has spent the last four summers as a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and participated in the Lake George, Domaine Forget, Wabass Institute, and Colorado College music festivals. Will believes music can be a powerful tool for social justice and is a frequent collaborator with Los Angeles Street Symphony. After completing the NAC Institute for Orchestral Studies in 2015, Will returned to USC and completed a master’s degree on full scholarship with a 4.0 GPA. Will is currently a recipient of the Harriet Halle Woolley Artist’s Fellowship from the Fondation des Etats-Unis to study in Paris with double bass virtuoso François Rabbath.

Orlando Bass is a student at the CNSMD in Paris since 2013, where he was first accepted in a writing class, then in 2014 in the accompaniment class and in 2015 in the piano and improvisation classes. He obtained in 2014 his prize for harmony and counterpoint, in 2015 the fugue. He already performed in several festivals as a pianist and harpsichordist and also plays jazz and improvised music.