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 »

Lee: Songs for the People Premieres

“Songs for the People has such beauty and depth. It has rich, musical sonorities that touch me to my core!” — Denyce Graves And so, celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves shares her thoughts about James Lee III’s new song, which premieres on May 1, as part of the Tulsa Opera’s “Greenwood Overcomes” concerts. Commissioned by the […] Read more »

Lee: SONGS FOR THE PEOPLE *WORLD PREMIERE* *Virtual Concert*

Concert: Lee: SONGS FOR THE PEOPLE *WORLD PREMIERE* *Virtual Concert* Start Date: 2021-05-01 Start Time: 00:00:00 End Date: 2021-05-02 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano; Howard Watkins, piano Link: https://tulsaopera.com/2021/04/tulsa-opera-announces-additional-performance-live-stream-of-greenwood-overcomes/ Concert Information: “Greenwood Overcomes” Tulsa Opera Tulsa, OK Read more »

Moravec: EIGHT THOUSAND SPEARS *Virtual Concert*

Concert: Moravec: EIGHT THOUSAND SPEARS *Virtual Concert* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2021-02-03 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Deborah Lifton, soprano; James Nyoraku Schefer, shakuhachi; Sami Merdinian, violin; Laura Metcalf, cello; Kathleen Supové, piano Link: https://www.composersnow.org/cn/2021/schedule/japan-songs/ Concert Information: “Japan Songs” Composers Now Festival 2021 New York, NY 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: FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD PERSON SINGULAR *WORLD PREMIERE* *Virtual Premiere*

Concert: Kander: FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD PERSON SINGULAR *WORLD PREMIERE* *Virtual Premiere* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2020-10-07 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Keith Phares, baritone; Kevin Bylsma, piano Link: https://events.bgsu.edu/event/faculty_artist_series_keith_phares_baritone_f20?fbclid=IwAR2NbHWUpbe87Os1F9Lrv7dZ9huNEmby90J1PPrtdureqEkXr9M30P3gctg#.X33DUpNKjar Concert Information: Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH Read more »

Moravec: A NEW COUNTRY Virtual Concert

Concert: Moravec: A NEW COUNTRY Virtual Concert Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2020-08-02 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Link: https://www.bcmf.org/events/dvorak-moravec-a-new-country Concert Information: “Summer Festival at Home” Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Marya Martin, flute; Frank Huang, violin; Richard O’Neill, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Jon Kimura Parker, piano Bridgehampton, NY Read more »

Frazelle: THROUGH THE WINDOW *VIRTUAL WORLD PREMIERE*

Concert: Frazelle: THROUGH THE WINDOW *VIRTUAL WORLD PREMIERE* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2020-06-20 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Frazelle: THROUGH THE WINDOW *VIRTUAL WORLD PREMIERE* Link: https://www.subitomusic.com/frazelle-through-the-window-premieres/ Concert Information: Andrea Edith Moore, soprano; Bonnie Thron, cello; David Heid, piano Come Hear NC Manifold Studios Pittsboro, NC Read more »

Frazelle: Through the Window Premieres

“It’s wonderful to be able to present a virtual premiere.” — Kenneth Frazelle On June 20, the Mallarme Chamber Players present the online world premiere of Kenneth Frazelle’s new song cycle Through the Window. Commissioned by the ensemble, the 11-movement, 46-minute work is scored for soprano, cello (or viola) and piano and features texts by […] Read more »