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BASS QUARTET BY 12 YEAR OLD COMPOSER ZEV MALINA PREMIERED

On April 9, 2014 the Shenandoah Conservatory Bass Ensemble, directed by Dr. Donovan Stokes,premiered a new work “Bass Quartet” by 12 year old composer Zev Malina. The work was commissioned by Inez Wyrick, Donovan Stokes and the Bass Coalition. This four movement, 18 minute work shows not only a love of our noble instrument, but a burgeoning understanding of the double […] read on...

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