“Richard & Co. at Cxid Opera” – Kharkiv, Ukraine, November 11

Date: 

Nov 11 2019 - 8:30pm

Richard Cameron-Wolfe was honored by Cxid Opera (formerly Kharkiv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, Ukraine) with a profile concert on November 11, for his work with young Ukrainian musicians, dancers, and composers - and for creating a dialogue between Ukrainian and American composers through lectures, interviews, and Cxid Opera concerts. The November 11 event brought together many of his Ukrainian friends: the Sed Contra ensemble from Kyiv, the Kharkiv Guitar Quartet, the Cxid Opera Ensemble (conducted by Sergii Gorkusha), dancer/performance artists, principal singers of the Opera House, and others.

The program included Cameron-Wolfe’s art-song Lethe, selections from his piano cycle An Inventory of Damaged Goods, his quintet Contra-dictions, his guitar quartet Mirage d’esprit, and his cantata A Measure of Love and Silence. Also featured on the program were David Froom’s Ribbons, Frederic Rzewski’s Les Moutons de Panurge, and Cameron-Wolfe’s own performance of Act II from Erik Satie’s esoteric ballet Uspud (with Butoh performance and narrator).