Even after finishing with degree work, a new school year always still mean a new season of performances and work. I have just updated my gig calendar, with some exciting events coming up within a week! Some highlights:
- Eliza’s Toyes opens its season with a concert of music by Ludwig Senfl (1486-1543), with sacred and secular music from Martin Luther’s time. Senfl is an under-appreciated composer, whose colorful tapestry of polyphony is pure fun to perform, and a spectacle to hear!
- I’m part of a show called “Here We Left It“, presented by the Dear Heart Dance. Based on Virginia Woolf’s short story “A Haunted House”, 14 artists come together and collaborated on an intimate, haunting guided performance experience, as you follow characters from the story through a house bedecked with installation and live performances.
- UW Madrigal Singers, under direction of Bruce Gladstone, will give a concert titled “Creation vs Evolution”. Each set has music that is inspired and derived from another piece. Among many wonderful pieces, my “Ave Verum: After Mozart” will be given its Madison premiere!
- The fundraising for my new opera “Wired For Love” was successful. Preparation is under way, and we can’t wait to start rehearsing in November! Live premieres are scheduled on January 20 and 21 of 2012. Mark your calendar!