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Conversations in Silence

First Performance: $225

Each Performance Thereafter: $125

Conversations in Silence

Composer: Conni Ellisor

Orchestration: String Orchestra

Length: 12:00

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“Written in four contrasting movements, “Conversations in Silence” owes something in structure to the classical period sinfonia concertante… This is an outgoing piece with a strong folkie/modal sound to the harmonies and a Bartókian drive.  I could go into particulars about the music, but I’ll tantalize you with the prospect of a very pleasurable listening.  Special praise should go to Ellisor for her funny schmaltzy episodes, her bolero-esque star turns for the cello, and the good-humored gypsy cafe-style playing during one of the interludes in the scherzo.”

By Marcel Smith for Nashville Scene


“Conversations in Silence” is a tonal essay, steeped in the classical tradition, yet distinctly ‘Nashville’ in its rhythms and bluesy in its harmonies. Its popular and critical success whetted the audience’s appetite for more of the same.” 

The Tennessean

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