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

“Buoso’s Ghost” at 2018 University of Central Florida Festival

In April 2018, University of Central Florida will stage Buoso’s Ghost by Michael Ching in their UCF Celebrates the Arts Festival. The date for the performance will be announced soon. UCF plans to pair Ching’s opera with Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Based on part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Gianni Schicchi (the final installment of Puccini’s Il Trittico) is the beloved comic… Read More “Buoso’s Ghost” at 2018 University of Central Florida Festival

Tom Cipullo & Michael Ching featured at National Opera Association

After Life Loyola University (New Orleans) stages Tom Cipullo and David Mason’s After Life as part of the National Opera Association’s Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition on January 5.  The Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition encourages the composition and performance of short operas especially useful in opera workshops and other training venues. The competition runs in two-year cycles. In… Read More Tom Cipullo & Michael Ching featured at National Opera Association

University of OK presents children’s opera “Starbird” by Henry Mollicone

The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music Opera presents the Henry Mollicone’s children’s opera Starbird on November 15-17 at the UCO Jazz Lab. Starbird, featuring libretto by Kate Pogue, premiered in 1981 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Set in New York City, Starbird follows a dog, a cat and a donkey as… Read More University of OK presents children’s opera “Starbird” by Henry Mollicone

Juliana Hall: October & November Performances

Several works from Juliana Hall‘s vocal catalog were featured in performances in October and November. October 1:  Renee Calvo, soprano, presented selections from Night Dances in a recital at the University of San Diego. Click here to learn more. October 13-15: Members of Northwest Art Song (soprano Arwen Myers, mezzo Laura Beckel Thoreson, and pianist Susan McDaniel) partnered with The… Read More Juliana Hall: October & November Performances

Kareem Roustom’s November performances

Kareem Roustom’s Dabke for string orchestra will receive three performances this month, including the Chicago premiere. Dabke is the string orchestra setting of the third movement of composer Kareem Roustom’s A Voice Exclaiming, originally scored for triple string quartet in a 2013 commission for the Kronos Quartet and Community MusicWorks players. Dabke is an Arab communal folkloric line dance… Read More Kareem Roustom’s 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

Crane Opera Ensemble presents “Buoso’s Ghost” – SUNY Potsdam

The award-winning Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra is set to present an uproarious double-bill, bringing together Giacomo Puccini’s comic opera in one act, Gianni Schicchi, combined with the modern sequel, Buoso’s Ghost, by contemporary composer Michael Ching, from November 16 – 18, 2017. Based on part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Gianni Schicchi (the final installment of Puccini’s Il Trittico) is… Read More Crane Opera Ensemble presents “Buoso’s Ghost” – SUNY Potsdam

“Buoso’s Ghost” in OperaDelaware 2018 Festival

As part of OperaDelaware’s 2018 Festival, the company will pair the comic opera Gianni Schicchi by Puccini with Michael Ching’s “sequel” Buoso’s Ghost. The performances take place April 29 and May 5, 2018 at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE. Based on part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Gianni Schicchi (the final installment of Puccini’s Il Trittico) is the beloved comic opera about… Read More “Buoso’s Ghost” in OperaDelaware 2018 Festival

Cecily Ward performs Elena Ruehr: dances for solo violin

Acclaimed violinist Cecily Ward performed Elena Ruehr’s Red (2007) on November 4, 2017. The concert took place at Massachusetts Insistent of Technology, where Ruehr teaches. Cecily Ward Ward has performed throughout the United States and Europe at venues including the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Lied Center (Lawrence, KS), Ravinia Festival (Chicago, IL), the Lobkowitz Palace (Prague, Czech Republic), and… Read More Cecily Ward performs Elena Ruehr: dances for solo violin