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Diversity of Rhythm through our World:

China, Uzbekistan, Macedonia, West Africa


The Chinese Kunqu opera Music notation by Ye Tang
A Walk in the Garden (circa 1792)
excerpt of The Peony Pavilion

SOPRANO: Yixing Wu (Ylesia)

VIOLINS: Alexandra Calabro, Joshua
Wang, David Elyaho, Aimee
Gallagher, Jadyn Mardi, Tessa Hutton
VIOLA: Rachel Sakol
CELLOS: Justin Koe


Four Small Uzbek Traceries Dimitry Varelas
Navo (b. 1978)
VIOLINS: Alexandra Calabro, Joshua
Wang, David Elyaho, Aimee
Gallagher, Jadyn Mardi, Tessa Hutton
VIOLA: Rachel Sakol
CELLOS: Justin Koe


Jovano, Jovanke Macedonian Folk Song
Derrik Jordan, electric violin
Dale Stuckenbruck, musical saw

VIOLINS: Joshua Wang, David Elyaho,
Aimee Gallagher, Jadyn Mardi, Tessa
MANDOLIN: Alexandra Calabro
VIOLA: Rachel Sakol
CELLOS: Justin Koe
BASS: Kageki Nagao*


Toubab Derrik Jordan
VIOLINS: Alexandra Calabro, Joshua
Wang, David Elyaho, Aimee
Gallagher, Jadyn Mardi, Tessa Hutton
VIOLA: Rachel Sakol
CELLOS: Justin Koe
BASS: Kageki Nagao*
Coordinators and mentors: Heawon Kim & Dale Stuckenbruck
*Special thank you to Dr. Kageki Nagao for assisting today!
Thank you to the Waldorf School of Garden City for allowing Kammermusik to use the facilities of this
extraordinary school!

The Chinese Kunqu musical / opera A Walk in the Garden is an excerpt of The Peony Pavilion. The 16 year-old young lady Du Li-niang, raised by her strict
parents, is forbidden to leave her boudoir without permission. One day, she goes to the backyard garden while her strict father is out, accompanied by her
maid, Chun Xiang (Spring Fragrance). She is sentimental on the scene that the spring flowers are in full bloom. Du Li-niang feels the mysterious beauty and
joys of the spring, and longing of nature life and love. Kunqu was designated by UNESCO as A Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2001

Dimitry Varelas: composer , flutist, arranger
Dmitriy Varelas was born in 1978 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). In 1996 graduated with honor from the V.Uspensky Republican Special Musical school majoringin Flute
(professor A.Malkeev), Composer (currently professor of Harward University D.Yanov-Yanovsky) and Theory and History of Music (E.Meyke, E.Ostrovskaya) In
2000 he achieved bachelor degree in composition (D.Yanov-Yanovsky) at the Tashkent State conservatory and in 2002 master degree in Flute (A.Malkeev). In 2007
Dmitriy Varelas graduated from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland) with master degree in Flute (professor Mikael Helasvuo).
Dmitriy became the participant and prize winner of several competitions and festivals, among them Republican Wind instruments competition in Karshi (Uzbekistan)
(1993), International competition in Markneukirchen (Germany) (1997) and ARD Munich (1999), International Flute competition in Lahti (Finland) (2004),
International composer competition D.D.Shostakovich DSCH in Paris (France) (2005), International composer competition H.Dutilleux in Paris (France) (2007),
International composer competition Tango-Cafe 2009 and 2010 in Stuttgart (Germany); participant of the International festivals of contemporary music "Ilkhom-XX"
(1995-2002), V.Spivakovs foundation Music Festival in Moscow (Russia) (2003), music festival (Finland) (2004), International Festival of Contemporary music in
Athens (Greece) (2006), Symphony Orchestra of India Musical Seasons in Mumbai (India) (2009-2010). Dmitriy Varelas participated on the master-class of Renate
Greiss Armin (Germany) (2002), Henrik Svitzer (Denmark) (2003), Moshe Aron Epstein (Germany) (2005), Michel Debost (USA) (2005), and chamber music master-
courses with professor Ralf Gothoni (2004-2007).

Jovano, Jovanke (Macedonian: , , (in some countries latinised with a Y, signifying a short Close front unrounded vowel) is a traditional
Macedonian folk song of the Macedonia region. It is popular in and frequently performed in Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Serbia and the Macedonia region of Greece. It is about two young lovers separated by their disapproving parents. The song mentions the Vardar river
which runs through present-day Greece and Republic of Macedonia.
Yovana is a female name (Slavic form of Joan or Joanna), and Jovanka is the diminutive form. The usages Yovano and Yovanke are in the vocative
case used by the South Slavic languages.
Macedonian English translation
Jovano, Jovanke,
you sit by the Vardar,
bleaching your white linen,
bleaching your white linen, my dear,
, JJ, J looking at the hills. (X2)
, , Jovano, Jovanke,
. (X2)J, J, I'm waiting for you
, , to come to my home,
, , J. (X2)J, and you don't come, my dear,
J, , my heart, Jovano. (X2)
, , ,
J. (X2) Jovano, Jovanke,
your mother
doesn't let you
come with me, my dear,
my heart, Jovano. (X2)

Derrik Jordan performing the solo from Windham Loops on 5 string electric violin with looper (July 2011).
Living in southern Vermont and playing throughout the northeast, Derrik Jordan has sung national jingles, worked with many bands and has had his
songs recorded by other artists, but what really excites him is writing, recording and performing his original music for people. Creating live music is a
sacred trust. That moment of ecstatic communion when performer and audience become one is one of lifes greatest experiences, says Jordan.
As a recording artist on Worldsoul Records, award-winning singer-songwriter and composer, multi-instrumentalist (electric violin, percussion, guitar,
kalimba and piano), producer and teacher, Jordan is used to wearing a lot of hats. Brazilliance Everyone Loves Brazil, a 29 track double CD,
showcases the best of his original sambas and bossa novas written over the past 3 decades in the classic and timeless Brazilian style. It contains a new
recording of his song Share Your Love, first released by Angela Bofill in 1978 on her debut album "Angie" for Arista Records. Expecting A Miracle,
an acoustic-pop-soul CD he co-produced with Tom T-Bone Wolk (Hall & Oates, Saturday Night Live Band), features top NYC musicians Marc Shulman
and Ben Wittman on guitar and drums. Speak Through Me from the CD was awarded 1st place (Gospel-Inspirational) and 2nd place overall out of
32,000 songs in the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition, the worlds leading international song contest. His CD Touch The Earth, an environmentally
themed concept album, was produced by Jordan and he sings and plays most of the instruments on it. The songs are recorded in a variety of world
music styles (reggae, afro-pop, samba, salsa and funk). Somethings Gonna Change from the CD won top honors as 2002 Reggae Song of the Year
from Just Plain Folks, the worlds largest songwriter organization.
He has released three CDs under the name SuperString Theory (including 2007s SuperString Theory Goes To Senegal), showcasing his 5-string
electric violin in a variety of world fusion settings (African, Middle Eastern and Asian) with exotic instruments like hoddu, balafon, kora, didgeridoo and
sitar and featuring award-winning NYC free jazz singer Lisa Sokolov and Ethiopian vocalist Helen Kerlin-Smith (aka Helen Helu). In 1992, Jordan made
his national debut as a recording artist on Right As Rain, a CD benefiting the Rainforest Action Network that featured Jerry Garcia and Paul Winter.
He has studied percussion with master drummer Milford Graves and composition with Henry Brant at Bennington College. In his journey to further
develop his craft he has traveled to Brazil, Trinidad, Ghana, Israel and Senegal. He has produced jazz, spoken word, Native American (Red Thunder
Cloud - Songs And Legends Of The Catawba) and award-winning folk (Tom Neilson) and childrens independent recordings (Gary Rosen).
He performs in many bands including Tony Vacca's World Rhythms, Impulse Ensemble, Simba and Natural History. "Sky Mirror" a piece he
composed for shakuhachi, string quartet and electric guitar won the Shakuhachi Chamber Music International Prize 2008. The Vermont Symphony
Orchestra commissioned him for their 2009 Made In Vermont Fall Festival Tour for which he wrote "Odzihozo and the Lake." It was performed in 10
venues around Vermont in the fall of 2009.