David Conte Performances – Fall 2018/Winter 2019

Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 7PM “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” Joshua Trio:  Emil Miland, cello; Meredith Clark, harp; Ann Moss, soprano Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco http://www.annmosssoprano.com/calendar/2018/10/14/the-joshua-trio   Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 7:30PM “In Praise of Music” San Francisco Girls’ Chorus; Valerie Sainte-Agathe, conductor Herbst Theatre, San Francisco https://www.sfgirlschorus.org/performances/anamericaninspiration   Saturday, November 10th,… Read More David Conte Performances – Fall 2018/Winter 2019

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: Extended 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. A modest booklet is included in the physical copy (and viewable here), and we wanted to share extended performer information, program notes, and texts, below. Performers [In order of… Read More Everyone Sang: Extended Notes

Featured @ 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 collaborating with this great group! In 2018 we loved hosting a showcase of Juliana Hall‘s music, performed by soprano Amy Petrongelli and pianist Blair Salter, as well… Read More Featured @ 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