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Composers & the Voice - Spring 2014

Our Composers & the Voice artists are everywhere.

Tonight Jack Perla's (C&V 07-08) new opera Jonah and the Whale premieres at LA Opera (and is already sold out) and next week Alexandra Vrebalov kicks off Kronos Quartet's 40th Anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall.

Zach Redler and Sara Cooper were just awarded the 2014 Jonathan Larsen Grant while their fellow 2011-12 alum Mikael Karlsson picked up the Wladimir and Rhoda Lakond Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. (You can hear Redler and Cooper this Monday, see below.)

This is just a fraction of our alums' successes. And that's not even counting the dozens of operas and concerts that our Resident Singers appear in every month!

This is the future of new music. You heard it here first.


Coming Soon from AOP and Composers & the Voice
March 24 | 8:30PM
Otherwise Unsung: New Opera Takeover

Rachel Peters
(C&V 11-12), AOP, and Manhattan School of Music present scenes from her C&V-developed opera Companionship along with music from C&V alums George Lam (06-07), Zach Redler and Sara Cooper (11-12).


Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014
$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum;
212-989-9319 to order tickets

April 22 | 8:00PM
The Companion

A futuristic one-act opera by composer Robert Paterson (C&V 11-12) and librettist David Cote. Developed in C&V and featuring C&V tenor Brandon Snook (11-12). Presented with the monodrama The Wanton Sublime by Ear Heart Music in partnership with AOP and the American Modern Ensemble.

509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tickets: $20, $15 student/senior 
May 8 | 7:30PM
The Summer King

Concert world premiere of composer Daniel Sonenberg's (C&V 02-03) biographical opera of Negro League baseball wunderkind Josh Gibson. Commissioned and presented by Portland Ovations in collaboration with the USM School of Music and American Opera Projects.

Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street
Portland ME 04101
Tickets: $10-$42
Stephen Schwartz
May 12 | 8:00PM
AOP Gala 2014

AOP hosts a 25th anniversary Gala honoring Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist to such Broadway hits as Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell as well as the AOP-developed opera S�ance on a Wet Afternoon. Mr. Schwartz has served as a C&V Composer Chair since 2007.

The Players
16 Gramercy Park S.
New York NY 10003
Tickets: $250 and up

And from our newest class of composers and librettists...
The 2013-14 C&V Fellows
Sunday, May 18 | 7:30 PM
Monday, May 19 | 8:00 PM

Composers & the Voice: First Glimpse 2014
The first public presentation of compositions developed during this season's Composers & the Voice program. Audiences will hear songs written by composers Guy Barash, Avner Finberg, Jeremy Gill, Andreia Pinto- Correia, Gity Razaz, Joseph Rubinstein and librettist Jason Kim - chosen by AOP and C&V Artistic Director Steven Osgood to spend a year creating new works focusing on the operatic voice.
Location: South Oxford Space, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the home of AOP.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for students/seniors




AOP (American Opera Projects)
At the forefront of the contemporary opera movement for a quarter-century, AOP creates, develops and presents opera and music theatre projects collaborating with young, rising and established artists in the field. AOP has produced over 20 world premieres including Nkeiru Okoye's Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom, Lera Auerbach's The Blind, a co-production with Lincoln Center Festival 2013. Other notable premieres include Kimper/Persons' Patience & Sarah (1998), Stefan Weisman's Darkling (2006), Lee Hoiby's This is the Rill Speaking (2008), and Phil Kline's Out Cold (2012) at BAM. AOP-developed projects with premiere with collaborating companies: Gregory Spears's Paul's Case at Urban Arias (2013) and PROTOtype Festival (Jan 2014), Kamran Ince's Judgment of Midas at Milwaukee Opera Theatre (2013), Jack Perla's Love/Hate at ODC Theater with San Francisco Opera (2012), Stephen Schwartz's S�ance on a Wet Afternoon at New York City Opera (2011), Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness at London's Royal Opera House (2011), Jorge Mart�n's Before Night Falls at Fort Worth Opera (2010), Lee Hoiby's This Is the Rill Speaking at Opera Memphis (2013) and Purchase College (2008). Upcoming:  AOP-commissioned The Wanton Sublime and The Companion at Roulette (April 2014) and As One at BAM, September 2014.

Composers & the Voice is made possible in part by a generous multi-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 


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