Resilience Concertino for Violoncello and Orchestra

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Richmond High School Music Department proudly presents the world orchestral premiere of the

Resilience Concertino for violoncello and orchestra

Suggested donation $10

Tickets available at the door and from the Richmond High School cashier, 510-231-1450 x27707

Richmond High School Theater, 1250 23rd Street, Richmond, CA 94804

Distancing required, Masks strongly suggested

composed by Marcus Norris

Performed by Adeline Vargas, violoncello, and the Richmond High School Orchestra

Also featuring artwork by Juniper Harrower

An art-science collaboration with the University of California Berkeley – supported by the National Science Foundation

Marcus Norris’ first foray into making music came in the form of producing rap beats on pirated software, installed on a Windows 98 computer that he Macgyvered together from spare parts while laying on the floor of his childhood bedroom. Though he came to composing concert music later, he transferred that same imagination and ingenuity to writing music of all kinds. Marcus has been called a “New Musical Talent in our Midst” by Chicago’s N’digo Magazine, and has made a number of achievements, including being selected as an inaugural Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Philharmonic from 2021-24, and being chosen in 2020 for the LA Philharmonic’s National Composers Intensive. His violin concerto “GLORY” opened to three sold-out performances when premiered by the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in 2019, and then was subsequently performed in Guangzhou, China later that year. His Dance Suite “I Tried So Hard for You” premiered in Havana in 2018, closely following the Russian String Orchestra premiere of “My Idols Are Dead” in Moscow. In 2020 Marcus founded South Side Symphony, which recently recorded the original score for the feature film “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.” starring Regina Hall & Sterling K. Brown, written and directed by Adamma Ebo. South Side Symphony remains the only orchestra that would perform “Back That Thang Up” over Beethoven.