New VIA Records Albums
This season is a big one! The Hubble Cantata will be released on VIA Records with the Washington Chorus, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and the amazing Norwegian 1B1 ensemble, starring soloists Nathan Gunn and Jessica Rivera (with text by Royce Vavrek, narration by astrophysicist Mario Livio and a Virtual Reality experience led by Eliza McNitt), and will premiere at Celebrate Brooklyn in the largest free opera + VR experience on August 6th! This summer I am also workshopping my new opera Gilgamesh in NYC and Boston with librettist Cerise Jacobs and director Michael Counts for the Cutler Majestic Theater (produced by Beth Morrison Projects) as part of Boston’s Celebrity Series to premiere in September 2016. Also in September, Oceanic Verses (as part of the reACT series) will celebrate the Watermill Center’s 10th anniversary! I am so excited to bring this piece back….My music-theater work Aging Magician is going to Broadway! It will premiere at the New Victory Theater in March 2017 and is also going to ASU’s Gammage Theater in January 2017. Murat Eyuboglu’s The Colorado, our film eco-cantata for Roomful of Teeth, Glenn Kotche and Jeffrey Zeigler (with text by conservationist and writer William deBuys) will travel to Stanford University’s Bing Theater on Earth Day. Lastly, my Mass with poet Brenda Shaughnessy (part of Trinity Church’s Mass Reimagining Series) will premiere as part of their Twelfth Night series. More dates coming soon, please check the calendar to your right!