Getting Ready for AGO

We go to a lot of conferences each year, but few stir as much excitement and preparation from us as the biennial national conference of The American Guild of Organists. We have several performances and sessions coming up at this year’s AGO that we don’t want you to miss! Check out our full schedule below.… Read More Getting Ready for AGO

Everyone Sang: Artist Notes

We’re so thrilled to release David Conte’s 2-disc vocal album Everyone Sang, on the Arsis label, a project which has been several years in the making. The performers on this album are all very accomplished, so we wanted to make this post to give them all a shout-out and share their bios. [In order of… Read More Everyone Sang: Artist Notes

Getting Ready for NATS

The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is one of the newer conferences we’ve added to our summer rounds, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! This year we’re particularly looking forward to hosting a showcase of Juliana Hall’s music, performed by soprano Amy Petrongelli and pianist Blair Salter, at the conference in… Read More Getting Ready for NATS

David Conte November Performances

  Sunday, November 12th, 2017 “Her Kind”  from “Sexton Songs” Marnie Breckenridge, soprano Hope Briggs, piano Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA Performance details       Sunday, November 12th, 2017 Gift of the Magi University of Delaware Opera Theatre Performance details     Sunday, November 19th, 2017 “Fantasy”  for solo piano… Read More David Conte November Performances

University of Delaware Opera Theatre presents David Conte & Michael Ching operas

UD Opera Theatre stages David Conte’s The Gift of the Magi with Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight on November 12, 2017.  The Gift of the Magi‘s libretto, written by Nicholas Giardini, captures the essence of the operatic drama contained in the classic O. Henry short story. Della (Soprano) and Jim (Baritone) are a young, poor couple in love, entirely devoted to each… Read More University of Delaware Opera Theatre presents David Conte & Michael Ching operas

“The greatest priority in creating a new opera is finding a story and characters that need music.” Celebrating National Opera Week with David Conte

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. David Conte (b. 1955) is the composer of over one hundred… Read More “The greatest priority in creating a new opera is finding a story and characters that need music.” Celebrating National Opera Week with David Conte

Ragnar Bohlin conducts music by David Conte: Taiwan & San Francisco

Taiwan Grammy award-winning Ragnar Bohlin conducted the Formosa Singers in concert in Taipei, Taiwan. As part of the performance, David Conte’s work The Waking was performed. Commissioned in 1985 by the Music Parents Support Organization (Lakewood, OH), this work was written for Conte’s alma mater. The composer writes, “I was attracted to the American poet Theodore… Read More Ragnar Bohlin conducts music by David Conte: Taiwan & San Francisco

Recent David Conte performances: New Zealand premiere, California, & Indiana

Recent performances across the globe included David Conte‘s choral, vocal, and orchestral repertoire. August 13, 2017: Inspirare, Wellington, New Zealand’s professional choir, premiered Invocation and Dance by Conte under the direction of Mark Stamper. Based on a text drawn from Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last at the Dooryard Bloom’d,” Invocation and Dance is a hymn to nature and… Read More Recent David Conte performances: New Zealand premiere, California, & Indiana