“Which comes first, music or words?” Celebrating National Opera Week with Henry Mollicone

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. Henry Mollicone’s one-act operas, Emperor Norton, Starbird, The Face on the Barroom Floor,… Read More “Which comes first, music or words?” Celebrating National Opera Week with Henry Mollicone

“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

“Human beings are hard-wired for narrative…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Libby Larsen

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. Grammy award-winning composer Libby Larsen (b. 24 December 1950,… Read More “Human beings are hard-wired for narrative…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Libby Larsen

Gwyneth Walker visits Ohio University Choirs for masterclass & concert

The Voice and Choral Departments of the Ohio University School of Music present visiting American composer Gwyneth Walker for a concert at First United Methodist Church, featuring Ohio’s choral ensembles and student vocal soloists. A public vocal masterclass occurs before the concert. Widely performed throughout the country, the music of American composer Gwyneth Walker is beloved… Read More Gwyneth Walker visits Ohio University Choirs for masterclass & concert

Elena Ruehr piano concerto premiere – A Far Cry

Pianist Heng-Jin Park premieres Elena Ruehr’s Piano Concerto in a program exploring human migration, hosted by Boston-based A Far Cry. The work was commissioned by AFC and is based on Park’s own immigration story. Also included in the concert is Georg Phillip Telemann’s Ouverture, “les nations,” and Mieczyslaw Weinberg Symphony No. 10. A Far Cry stands at the forefront… Read More Elena Ruehr piano concerto premiere – A Far Cry

Northwest Art Song features music of Juliana Hall & Libby Larsen

Northwest Art Song partnered with The Ensemble of Oregon to share a concert series titled “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Voices of Women in Music & Verse.” In addition to music by Juliana Hall (Music like a Curve of Gold) and Libby Larsen, the concert features music by Abbie Betinis, Stacy Garrop, and Kati Agócs. Northwest Art Song was founded… Read More Northwest Art Song features music of Juliana Hall & Libby Larsen

Daron Hagen: Residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Daron Hagen returns to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a three-day residency during which he will work with composers, conductors, and singers. Engagement includes a masterclass for singers, collaborative pianists, composers, and conductors during which he will coach performances of standard repertoire arias and art songs alongside contemporary repertoire from the perspective of a working… Read More Daron Hagen: Residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Daron Hagen joins Chicago College of Performing Arts & related news

Daron Hagen has joined the artist faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA). As part of Hagen’s new relationship with CCPA, he will bring his latest project, “Orson Rehearsed,” a multi-faceted collaborative work examining in non-linear narrative the Orson Welles story, to Roosevelt, where he plans to engage students, faculty, and guest artists… Read More Daron Hagen joins Chicago College of Performing Arts & related news