Abels: “desert in” operabox.tv

“In a mysterious motor lodge…along a desolate stretch of highway in the American desert, customers pay for the usual amenities — a room, a pool, a lounge. But here, they also pay to be reunited with lost loves of all kinds…” June 2021 brings the premiere of “desert in,” a new, operatic television miniseries featuring […] Read more »

Kander: dwb at Urban Arias in DC

On April 30, 2021, UrbanArias presents the digital premiere of its film adaptation of Susan Kander’s chamber opera dwb (driving while black), featuring soprano Karen Slack joined by cellist Rosanna Butterfield and percussionist Eric Plewinski. Kander’s 45-minute, one-woman monodrama was written in collaboration with librettist and soprano Roberta Gumbel. Gumbel — along with New Morse […] Read more »

Kander: *DWB* Film Adaptation *Virtual Concert*

Concert: Kander: *DWB* Film Adaptation *Virtual Concert* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2021-04-30 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Urban Arias Link: https://www.urbanarias.org/performances/driving-while-black/ Concert Information: Du’Bois & Camry A’Keen, film direction and choreography Karen Slack, soprano; Rosanna Butterfield, cello; Eric Plewinski, percussion Washington, DC Read more »

Kander: DWB NY Premiere

On October 23, Susan Kander’s chamber opera dwb (driving while black) receives its New York premiere — via virtual performance — presented by Baruch Performing Arts Center in Manhattan. The 45-minute, one-woman monodrama originally premiered in fall 2018 at the Lawrence Arts Center in Kansas. With stage direction by Chip Miller, the production features original […] Read more »

Kander: DWB (Driving While Black) *New York Premiere* *Virtual Concert*

Concert: Kander: DWB (Driving While Black) *New York Premiere* *Virtual Concert* Start Date: 2020-10-23 Start Time: 00:00:00 End Date: 2020-10-29 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Roberta Gumbel, soprano; New Morse Code Ensemble Link: https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?fromdate=10/1/2020&todate=10/31/2020&display=&type=public&eventidn=81021&view=EventDetails&information_id=1121642&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 Concert Information: Roberta Gumbel, libretto Chip Miller, director Hannah Collins, cello; Michael Compitello, percussion Barauch College New York, NY Read more »

Kander: Composers Corner Q & A

Welcome back to “Composers Corner,” where you can better get to know our composers and gain some insight into their thoughts on creating music while they look forward to moving ahead and beyond these challenging times. Today, we’re featuring Susan Kander, whose catalog includes a wide range of genres. She is the composer of such […] Read more »

Abels: Composers Corner Q&A

Welcome to “Composers Corner,” Subito’s series of composer talks…a way to better get to know our composers. During this unsettling COVID-19 pandemic, they’ll share how — as creators — they’ve been affected by it, what projects they’ve been working on, along with some of their personal interests. They’ll offer a glimpse and some insight into […] Read more »

Moravec: THE SHINING

Concert: Moravec: THE SHINING Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2020-11-15 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Opera Colorado Link: https://www.operacolorado.org/event/moravecs-the-shining/ Concert Information: Mark Campbell, libretto Eric Simonson, director Ari Pelto, conductor Caulkins Opera House Denver Performing Arts Complex Denver, CO Read more »

Moravec: THE SHINING

Concert: Moravec: THE SHINING Start Date: 2020-11-12 Start Time: 00:00:00 End Date: 2020-11-13 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Opera Colorado Link: https://www.operacolorado.org/event/moravecs-the-shining/ Concert Information: Mark Campbell, libretto Eric Simonson, director Ari Pelto, conductor Caulkins Opera House Denver Performing Arts Complex Denver, CO Read more »