December 12, 2015
And Here We Are (Work in Progress)
Matthew Welch, Composer | Daniel Neer, Librettist
The Stone, NYCread more
December 12, 2015 at 8 PM
The Stone, at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street
$20 General Admission at the door
As part of Matthew Welch’s weeklong residency at The Stone, Experiments in Opera presents Welch’s full-length opera in progress, And Here We Are. This new work explores imprisonment and the impact of cultural collisions. The story covers Welch’s family’s internment in the Santa Tomas concentration camp in WWII Philippines. The text focuses on the horrifying accounts of his great-uncle Edgar, an opera singer isolated by his move to Asia and internment (1942-45). Featuring Welch’s long-time ensemble Blarvuster with Mantra percussion and baritone Daniel Neer.
more info at the Experiments in Opera
December 18, 2015
Menotti: Amahl & the Night Visitors
Church of the Transfiguration, NYC
December 20 & 21, 2015
Holiday Concert: Vox Vocal Ensemble
Works & Process series
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYCread more
December 2 & 21, 2015 at 7 PM
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music in the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition.
tickets ($8–$40) and more info at Works & Process
March 3, 2016
Summer, 1976 (World Premiere)
Kim Sherman, Composer | Daniel Neer, Librettist
Gursky Songs (World Premiere)
Alex Burtzos, Composer | Daniel Neer, Poetry
Music and Lyrics: New Vocal Chamber Musicread more
Summer, 1976 is a new chamber music composition for tenor and string quartet by composer Kim Sherman set to original poetry by Daniel Neer. Divided into four movements that correlate to the summer months, June, July, August and September, and inspired by the metamorphic changes in a butterfly’s lifecycle, Summer, 1976 strives to portray the idyllic coming-of-age of a young boy in sharp contrast to the troubled world that lies just outside the farmlands of Ohio.
Gursky Songs, a new project in collaboration with composer Alex Burtzos, is a collection of three original songs inspired by the epic and evocative photographic installations of Andreas Gursky.
Both premieres will be performed March 3, 2016 at 8 PM at The National Opera Center, Seventh Avenue at 29th Street.
March 13, 2016
Journey: A Recital of American Song
Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium
Otterbein University, OHread more