VOCALIST

opera

classical

CONTEMPORARY

Starting in her pre-teens, Raquel has performed and recorded with:

Arcade Fire

Bon Iver

The National

Barbra Streisand

Alicia Keys

Fantasia Barrino

John Legend

Grizzly Bear

San Fermin

Apples in Stereo

Sufjan Stevens

Clogs

Bryce Dessner

My Brightest Diamond

Glen Hansard

Laurel Sprengelmeyer

Caroline Shaw

New York Philharmonic

American Symphony Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

The Knights

Hotel Elephant

Baltimore Symphony

New York City Opera

Cory Smythe

Masterworks:

War Requiem

Mahler's 3rd Symphony

Mahler's 8th Symphony

Carmina Burana

Crumb's Star Child

She has premiered works by:

John Adams

Philip Glass

Nico Muhly

Missy Mazzoli

Paola Prestini

George Crumb

Richard Reed Parry

Aleksandra Vrebalov

Phil Kline

Mary Kouyoumdjian

Timo Andres

Cory Smythe

Performance Venues:

Carnegie Hall

Lincoln Center

Radio City Music Hall

BAM

St. Ann's Warehouse

Roulette

National Sawdust

Celebrate Brooklyn!

Barcalay's Center

HERE Arts Center

Televised Performances:

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

The Late Show with David Letterman

9/11 Ceremony at Ground Zero: 2005,    2007, 2009, 2011

Polyphonic Interlace (Excerpt)Raquel Acevedo Klein
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CONDUCTOR

Raquel conducts for the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Beth Morrison Projects, and National Sawdust Ensemble among others projects. She has premiered new works and operas by Paola Prestini, Allison Loggins-Hull, Angélica Negrón, Missy Mazzoli, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Mary Kouyoumjdian, Trevor Weston, Courtney Bryan, Alex Weiser, and Nick Hallett.

Conducting
YAMA 阎罗王 - God Of Hell for Mixed Ensemble, Dance and Art (2019) - Cheng Jin Koh
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YAMA 阎罗王 - God Of Hell for Mixed Ensemble, Dance and Art (2019) - Cheng Jin Koh

Music: Cheng Jin Koh Dance/Choreography: Can Wang Animation: Tengku Hana Shafikah Costume Design: Márion Talán Conductor: Raquel Klein Flute: Emily Duncan Clarinet: Chris Grymes Violin: Brenden Zak Cello: Philip Sheegog Yang Qin: Cheng Jin Koh Piano: Derek Wang Percussion: Stella Perlic YAMA, or Yan Luo Wang, is the name of the Chinese deity of the Underworld. YAMA is wrathful as the judge of the dead, but I desire to portray its potentially human nature through dance, art and music. Every year, YAMA opens the gate of the Underworld for a month during the Hungry Ghost Festival so that these "hungry" souls can replenish themselves on earth and visit their loved ones. Back home in Singapore, it is sentimental to see streets laden with candles that light the deceased' paths home. The bright contours of fruit offerings on paths clouded with immense smoke, the crackles of paper money remnants sizzling in fire embers and the hazy shadows of young and old bending over in utmost devotion are all still clear in my memory. The dancer choreographs and plays the titular character, YAMA, and explores identities surrounding its own enigma - Is there anywhere it can return to, or is the underworld the only home it knows? To rekindle my childhood memory with this narrative is cathartic, especially with the infusion of the Yang Qin (Chinese dulcimer), which I play myself. The music is at times grotesque and powerful, with some tender and introverted moments that represent two dichotomies of the mighty god. Video And Audio: National Sawdust, both edited by Cheng Jin Koh Uploaded with permission Mentor: Claire Chase
Reparations NOW!
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Reparations NOW!

The Center at West Park (NYC) Presents ENSEMBLE PI: REPARATIONS NOW! “Reparations is a litmus test for whether a person is being a racist or anti-racist when it comes to one of the most damaging racial inequities of our time, of all American time—the racial wealth gap. To oppose reparations is to be racist. To support reparations is to be anti-racist.”—Ibram X. Xendi, The Atlantic, 2019 PROGRAM: -- Allison Loggins-Hull: The Pattern (2020, World Premiere) With text from Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow Alexis Gerlach, cello; Moran Katz, clarinet; Allison Loggins- Hull, flute; Idith Korman, piano; Bill Trigg, percussion; Airi Yoshioka, violin; Raquel Acevedo Klein, conductor -- Courtney Bryan: Elegy (2018) Alexis Gerlach, cello; Moran Katz, clarinet; Idith Korman, piano; Airi Yoshioka, violin; Raquel Acevedo Klein, conductor -- Requiem for Elijah (2020) Improvisation for any combination of instruments and/or voices, based on Elijah McClain’s last words. Alexis Gerlach, cello; Moran Katz, clarinet; Allison Loggins- Hull, flute; Idith Korman, piano; Damian Norfleet, voice; Bill Trigg, percussion; Airi Yoshioka, violin -- Georg Friedrich Haas: I can’t breathe (In memoriam Eric Garner) (2014) Wayne Dumaine, Trumpet -- Damian Norfleet: Kendi’s Secret (2020, World Premiere) Reading of an excerpt from Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist Damian Norfleet, voice -- Angélica Negrón: Conversación a distancia (2020, World Premiere) Alexis Gerlach, cello; Moran Katz, clarinet; Idith Korman, piano; Bill Trigg, percussion; Airi Yoshioka, violin; Raquel Acevedo Klein, conductor -- Trevor Weston: Pinkster Kings (2020, World Premiere) Alexis Gerlach, cello; Moran Katz, clarinet; Allison Loggins- Hull, flute; Idith Korman, piano; Bill Trigg, percussion; Airi Yoshioka, violin; Trevor Weston conductor PERFORMERS: Wayne Dumaine, trumpet; Alexis Gerlach, cello; Moran Katz, clarinet; Allison Loggins- Hull, flute; Idith Korman, piano; Bill Trigg, percussion; Airi Yoshioka, violin; Raquel Acevedo Klein, conductor; Trevor Weston, conductor For everyone’s bio please see here - https://www.centeratwestpark.org/even... This concert was made possible in part by public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, and the Fund for Creative Communities supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, as well as through the generous support of individual donors, and in kind of Klavierhaus. Thank you!