On Feb. 23rd, the premiere of Robert Carl's Processional: “A Tree Rises” for zheng and bass clarinet took place at Conservatory Connections, Nelson Atkins-Museum of Art, (Kirkwood Gallery) in Kansas City, MO.
Upcoming performances of music by Robert Carl include:
March 3, 3 PM: Changing My Spots for variable instrumentation; The Generous Ensemble, Scott Comanzo, director, Westfield State College, Westfield MA.
March 11, 7:30 PM, Merkin Hall, New York City: premiere of The Geography of Loss for soprano, baritone, chamber choir, and 8 instrumentalists; Khorikos, Jesse Peckham, conductor, with Jolle Greenleaf, soprano and Vince Vincent, baritone. Get tickets here.
March 20, 7:30 PM, Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford: premiere of The Inevitable Wave (C) for chamber orchestra and fixed media; Foot in the Door, Edward Cumming conductor.
Robert Carl (b.1954) received his musical training at Yale, Penn, and the University of Chicago. He also studied in Paris during 1980-1 as a Lurcy Fellow at the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieure and the Sorbonne. His teachers include Iannis Xenakis, Betsy Jolas, Ralph Shapey, George Rochberg, Jonathan Kramer, George Crumb, Richard Wernick, and Robert Morris. Mr. Carl has received prizes and fellowships from such organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, American Chamber Symphony, NACUSA, and Tanglewood. He is the recipient of a 2005 Chamber Music America commission for a string quintet premiered by the Miami String Quartet and Robert Black, contrabass. An excerpt from his opera-in-progress Harmony (libretto by Russell Banks) was premiered in May 2006 at the New York City Opera’s VOX showcase series.