In Radiance has been performing together since 2014, beginning as a chamber group coached by Marco Granados at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. Ever since the group's first performance, which included an arrangement of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, In Radiance has shaken up the traditional concert model as they continue to explore new ways to engage audiences, passionate about Teaching Artistry. The members of In Radiance hail from New York, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Texas, making them a mobile chamber ensemble and presenting the unique opportunity to reach out to communities across the country. Examples of the group's innovative concerts include the concert series "And the Winner Is...", in which the audience members choose the program pieces, and "Leaping Neurons", an interactive concert premiering in June 2017 at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA. As creative workshop presenters and entrepreneurs, the work of In Radiance has been featured at the Boston Flute Festival and the National Flute Association's Arts Venture Competition. Their most recent appearances were in Boston, MA as a part of the concert series at Kings Chapel Boston and Musical Chairs Lexington. The group has the honor of performing for the third year in a row at the 2018 NFA Annual Convention and presenting in the final round of the C.R.E.A.T.E. Competition.

Amaranti is an early music chamber trio ensemble that sees to bring amazing works of baroque music to new audiences. They focus on music of the late 17th century to mid 18th century and centers around its unusual combination of two baroque flutes and harpsichord. Performing everything from intimate and minimal dance music to luscious musical narratives, Founders Gaby Alvarado, Adam Buttyan, and Kyle Collins collaborate regularly with early musicians in the North Texas area and foster shared ideas and collaborative spirits amongst emerging young artists. Amaranti was recently awarded second place at Early Music America’s Battle of the Bands in June. The trio’s most recent performances took place while they attended the International Baroque Institute at Longy this past summer.

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Amaranti refers to the amaranthus flower, which was fabled in greek mythology and folklore as being never fading. The trio is inspired by this idea of timelessness and everlasting beauty. They seek to not only share the joy and inspiration they receive from these amazing musical works with their audiences, but also to educate and help transport modern listeners to the moods of the past and create authentically moving experiences for them. Amaranti’s programming focuses on using their special instrumentation to highlight the works of lesser known composers and fluidly incorporates the works of women composers whenever possible.

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© 2019 by Maria Gabriela Alvarado

photo credits: Ohkyeong Kwon, Finerthings Photography, and Taylor Rossi