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Chamber Music America awards Gity Razaz and Latitude 49 grant for NEW WORK

January 01, 2020

BIG NEWS: Latitude 49 has been awarded a grant from Chamber Music America to commission a brand new work by Gity Razaz, Composer, to be premiered during our 2020-2021 Season! We love Gity’s music, and we are so excited to collaborate with her to bring this new work to life. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!

This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Latitude 49’s 2018 FUNraiser!

September 11, 2018

This year, we are turning  things up a notch with a fitness-focused FUNraiser with rock-hard goals! Each of the L49ers have agreed to train towards a fitness test or race, and your gifts will give us much-needed support as we run and train for new music! Our "Get Up and Give!" campaign starts today and continues until day's end on Tuesday November 27 (Giving Tuesday). Follow us as we suffer and sweat over the next couple of months through the following goals:

Tim – not one but TWO half-marathons! (First one is Sept 30, second one is Nov 11)
Hudson – Triple Lakes Trail 40K (Oct 20)
Max – Houston 10k (Oct 28)
Jani and Chris – HEB Cameron Park Zoo Stampede in Waco (November 10)
Andy – Beef up/Lose weight weigh in/weigh out (Nov 21)

Your pledges and donations will fuel To dial it up a notch, we are hosting a contest among us of who can get the most donations and pledges, with the winner being hailed at the finish-line as the Most Valuable Badass(MVB) of the year! Select your team member when you give!

Welcome our new clarinetist for the 2017-18 season, Andy Hudson!

January 01, 2020

Words from Andy Hudson:

“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Latitude 49 family! This is one of the most dynamic and vibrant ensembles I’ve ever encountered, and the possibilities L49 affords to composers and audiences are endless. During our recent series of performances in Chicago, I was stunned by the ensemble’s power, musical nuance, and emotional depth. Their sincere love of chamber music (and one another) made the rehearsal experience intensely satisfying. Having always admired the ensemble from afar, I am honored by this opportunity to join the important work Latitude 49 is doing as we continue to solidify our unique space in the chamber music community. I can't wait to explore together as we partner with composers to create new works and share them with our audience.”

Latitude Performs at Strange Beautiful Music X!

September 23, 2017

The biggest festival of contemporary music in the Midwest enters its double digit years! New Music Detroit expands their music marathon to three action-packed days of experimentation and sound exploration. Weekend and Day General/VIP passes on sale at or 313.576.5111 (DSO Box Office)

Juri Seo and Latitude 49 Awarded Barlow Grant!

September 16, 2017

Latitude 49 is honored to have the opportunity to workshop and premiere a new work by the outstanding composers Juri Seo  in 2018/19!  Many thanks to the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition and to the rich and dynamic community of composers who applied - you make our world an incredible place to be! Also HUGE congratulations to our friend Stacy Garrop who won the grand prize $12,000 commission that will be performed by our fellow Umich pals Akropolis Reed Quintet and two other reed quintets! BRAVO, (go blue), and looking forward to hearing your work!

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