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 Matthew… 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

SF Opera Orchestra Members, Lowell Trio, release new CD featuring David Conte & Juliana Hall

San Francisco’s Lowell Trio just released Volume II of its “Music to Save Our Endangered Lands” CD series, which includes Juliana Hall‘s Rilke Song for English horn and piano, and David Conte‘s arrangement of Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child for oboe, cello, and piano. The Lowell Trio consists of oboist/English horn player Janet… Read More SF Opera Orchestra Members, Lowell Trio, release new CD featuring David Conte & Juliana Hall

David Conte – Composer-in-residence at Caritas International Composer’s Competition

The renowned Caritas Chamber Choir invited David Conte to serve as composer-in-residence and adjudicator for the 2017 International Young Composer Competition. The final concert took place July 9, 2017 at the Canterbury Cathedral in England. This inaugural competition is presented by Music Director Benedict Preece and the Caritas Chamber Choir. Young composers from the UK and… Read More David Conte – Composer-in-residence at Caritas International Composer’s Competition

David Conte – world premieres of American Death Ballads

David Conte‘s award-winning American Death Ballads received its European premiere, performed for the first time ever, with voice and orchestra. (June 30, 2017, London). The piece later received its French premiere in its original version for voice and piano.  (July 4, 2017, Paris) Performers for each venue:  London House, London, England: Goodensemble Michael Poll, Conductor Brian Thorsett,… Read More David Conte – world premieres of American Death Ballads