Calendar Archive – 2005

December 5,
Premiere of Statuesque by mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle and chamber ensemble at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Songs based on statues by Giacometti, Moore, Picasso and others with new texts by Gene Scheer.
October 15,
The End of the Affair at Seattle Opera. 8 performances through Oct. 29. Cast includes Mary Mills and Dana Beth Miller (Sarah), Philip Cutlip (Maurice), Brett Polegato (Henry), Joyce Castle (Mrs. Bertram), Robert Orth (Parkis), Raymond Very (Smythe). Conducted by Yves Abel.
October 6 & 7,
Holy the Firm: Essay for Cello and Orchestra performed by the Knoxville Symphony. Emil Miland, cellist; Lucas Richman, conductor.
Sept. 10,
World premiere of "At the Statue of Venus" (text by Terrence McNally) with Kristin Clayton, soprano, and Jake Heggie, pianist; Ellie Caulkins Opera House Opening Celebration forOpera Colorado in Denver. New work commissioned for the occasion.
August 21 –
September 2,
Resident artist at the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.
August 6,
World premiere of "Here and Gone", cycle of 7 songs for
tenor and baritone with piano quartet at the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Fesitval, Highland Park, IL. Tenor Nicholas Phan and baritone Andrew Garland perform.
Faculty member at “SongFest” at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
May 22,
Concert to benefitClassical Action and to celebrate Janice Mayer & Associates 10th anniversary. Premiere of three songs from "Statuesque" (texts by Gene Scheer) performed with mezzo Joyce Castle at Dizzy's Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center.
May 19-21,
“The Deepest Desire”, premiere of orchestrated version,
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; Patrick Summers, conductor; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
May 19 at Trinity Church in Stillwater, MN.
May 20 at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN.
May 21 at United Church of Christ in St. Paul, MN.
May 2,
Concert at the Guggenheim Museum (NYC) with singers Frederica von Stade, Zheng Cao, Lisa Delan; flutist Eugenia Zukerman; cellist Matt Haimovitz; pianists Kristin Pankonin and Jake Heggie. Music by Heggie, Gardner, Getty.
April 22 & 24,
The End of the Affair – Premiere of the revised
version at Madison Opera. Cast includes Victoria Litherland (Sarah), Keith Phares (Maurice), John Packard (Henry), Robert Orth (Parkis), conducted by John DeMain.
January 31,
World premiere of new song cycle for mezzo Zheng Cao and
the Harmida Trio (Dawn Harms, violin; Emil Miland, cello; Laura Dahl, piano). Music at Meyer Concert Series; Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco.
January 27 & 28,
Frederica von Stade sings “Paper Wings” with the Knoxville Symphony; Lucas Richman, conductor.