The inaugural event in the new experimental venue of the Kharkov [Ukraine] opera house features works by Richard Cameron-Wolfe, highlighted by productions of two of his micro-operas: Through a Glass Darkly and A Sound-Shroud for Bill Knott. The program will also include his flute/piano Kyrie(Mantra)IV and the 7-part cantata Breathless, in a new scoring for mezzo soprano, baritone, cello, and guitar quartet. Additionally, Cameron-Wolfe will perform piano works by Dane Rudhyar and Leo Ornstein.
Thomas L. Read's trio for flute, viola, and piano, "October Light", will be performed at Dartmouth College, Vaughn Recital Series in Faulkner Recital Hall, in Hanover, NH. Heidi Baxter, flute, Jeanne Chambers, piano, and Marcia Cassidy, viola will be the featured artists in a program of works by composers Martinu, Ewazen, Gieseking, Read, Bloch, and Mower.
Vaughan recitals are free and open to the public.
Thomas L. Read's Lullaby for Guitar (Moon through the window shines down) will be performed in a recital by Aaron Larget-Caplan as part of the Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT, festival center, on the New Haven Green. Explore the sounds and secrets of night-music through compositions written for virtuoso guitarist Larget-Caplan’s New Lullaby Project, with composers from Spain, Australia, India, and the USA. There will be two world premieres commissioned by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas by Koji Nakano (Japan) and Milad Yousufi (Afghanistan).
The annual festival and conference dedicated to composers, offering an intensive schedule of seminars, lectures, workshops, professional presentations, participant forums, and open rehearsals as well as afternoon and evening concerts, is well underway. A full concert schedule is available here.
June 4–10, 2018UB North Campus
On Friday, June 8:
If you haven't listened to music by Elliott Schwartz recently, you're in for a treat. Two gorgeous tracks, the final recordings supervised by the composer in 2016. Grateful thanks to Blair McMillen, Ryan Streber, counter)induction, Emi Ferguson, Doug Balliett, Ben Fingland, Karl Kramer-Johansen, Jacob Rhodebeck, Robert P. Burkhart, Nina Schwartz Kahn, Gisela Gamper. Artwork, woodblock "Daedalus and Icarus" (1957) by Dorothy Schwartz. Download both tracks here for 1.98 or check Spotify for streaming.
Upcoming: Piano recital by Mannes professor George Fisher, on Monday June 4th - a short program of solo piano music entitled “New and Recent Piano Music from Here and There”, featuring works by Jon Hallur Haraldsson, Missy Mazzoli, John Lessard, Robert Cuckson, and the world premiere of Impromptu no. 2 from Three Impromptus by Joel Eric Suben. The concert is free and open to the public and will be performed without intermission.
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