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Frazelle: Colorful, Intricate and Innovative

“Kenneth Frazelle’s Laconic Variations is colorful, intricate, and innovative.” So notes Chattanooga Symphony music director Kayoko Dan on the eve of orchestra’s October 14 concert. Laconic Variations was commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), who premiered the 11-minute work in September 1997, conducted by Jeffrey Kahane. At the time of the premiere, Frazelle […]

Frazelle: Music Carolina SummerFest 2018

“I cannot tell you how excited I am to have the opportunity to share the stage with Kenneth Frazelle this summer! We’re pouring our hearts and souls into [Appalachian Songbook].”  — Jodi Burns, soprano And so, Jodi Burns joins composer/pianist Kenneth Frazelle on August 1, as part of Music Carolina’s SummerFest 2018 at the Salem […]

Frazelle: Songs of Clay and Stone

  On August 27, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Findlen and pianist Robert Brewer present the world premiere of Kenneth Frazelle’s Songs of Clay and Stone at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, IN. Commissioned by Findlen, the six-movement, 20-minute song cycle features texts written by the composer, and celebrates the traditions and majestic […]

Frazelle: Dance that Celebrates Spring

“‘April’ is dance that celebrates the coming of Spring.” Choreographer and educator Brenda Daniels introduces her latest ballet which premieres from April 21 – 24 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. The new work is based after composer Kenneth Frazelle’s solo piano piece Wild Flowers, and the performance features […]

Frazelle: A Cool Piece!

“Ever since the first time I heard Kenneth Frazelle’s The Swans of Pungo Lake, I’ve always thought it was a cool piece!” On the eve of the Society of Musical Arts’ (Maplewood, NJ) March 6 concert, music director Stephen Culbertson shares some insight into programming Frazelle’s six-minute work. The Swans of Pungo Lake was commissioned […]

Frazelle: Peering in the Composer’s Soul

“Singers have this incredible job of creating three-dimensional characters right off of the written page. It makes me feel like I’m peering into the composer’s soul.” On the eve of the Boston premiere of Kenneth Frazelle’s Songs in the Rearview Mirror, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Findlen offers a glimpse into bringing the composer’s score to life. Pianist […]

Frazelle: Connecting Us As Humans

  On May 3, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Findlen joins pianist Rick Rowley at The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh for a “Carolina Portrait: Songs and Piano Works by Kenneth Frazelle,” sponsored by the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild. Findlen — a champion of Frazelle’s vocal music — presented the May 2013 New York premiere of […]

Major Kenneth Frazelle Work to Receive North Carolina Premiere at UNCSA

The North Carolina Premiere of Kenneth Frazelle’s The Motion of Stone set for April 9 Kenneth Frazelle’s The Motion of Stone for vocal soloist, chorus, and chamber orchestra, will receive its North Carolina premiere at UNCSA on Saturday, April 9, in Crawford Hall. James Allbritten will conduct the UNCSA Orchestra and Cantata Singers. Works by […]