“…the music, libretto, themes, and ideas relate to the world we live in today so powerfully.” A conversation with Francesca Zambello – The Crucible

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 work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. An internationally recognized director of opera and theater, Francesca Zambello’s American… Read More “…the music, libretto, themes, and ideas relate to the world we live in today so powerfully.” A conversation with Francesca Zambello – The Crucible

“Writing an opera is like sewing a quilt and building a monument at the same time.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Conrad Susa

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. Conrad Susa (1935-2013) was resident composer for the Old Globe Theatre… Read More “Writing an opera is like sewing a quilt and building a monument at the same time.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Conrad Susa

“…words are the structure which shape the music.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Cerise Lim Jacobs

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. Cerise Lim Jacobs has earned a place as one of… Read More “…words are the structure which shape the music.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Cerise Lim Jacobs

“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

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

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