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Wednesday
Mar072018

Words & Music to present "Are Women People?"

On March 11, 2018 at 4 pm, the outstanding vocal quartet Words & Music will present a unique concert featuring Lori's Are Women People?, a cycle for SATB vocal quartet and Piano four hands.
The structure of this concert is quite unique:
Guests are given a program with the texts and extra space to write their thoughts/ questions — and a glass of wine.
Once everybody is seated, Lori will give background about the piece and the texts.
Words & Music will perform the entire cycle.
There will be a break for refreshments and conversation, followed by questions and answers. Specific moments of the piece might also be explored.
Words & Music will then repeat the performance.
Are Women People? was commissioned in 2016 by The Howard Hanson Institute for American Music at The Eastman School of Music and the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in New York State. The cycle sets the poetry of Alice Duer Miller, excerpts from a speech by Susan B. Anthony and The 19th Amendment. 
The premiere performance took place at Eastman on March 5, 2017. This performance will mark the DC area premiere.
The wonderful performers are soprano Melissa Coombs, mezzo-soprano Kyle Engler, tenor Joseph Regan, baritone Heim and pianists Virginia Sircy and Daniel Lau.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

Monday
Feb122018

Natalie Mann and Jeff Panko perform songs of Lori Laitman and Richard Pearson Thomas on Hawaii Public Radio

Natalie Mann and Jeffrey Panko were winners of the recent Art Song Competition for Hawaii Public Radio. As a result, their performances of songs by Lori Laitman and Richard Pearson Thomas, were broadcast on HPR.
Click here, then click on Art Song Contest Winners (Feb. 3, 2018), to stream or download.
Saturday
Jan272018

The Scarlet Letter featured on WWFM's Sunday Opera Broadcast with Michael Kownacky

The Scarlet Letter will be the featured opera to be broadcast on WWFM.org on January 28, 2018 at 3 pm EST.

To listen live, click here.

Tuesday
Jan232018

David Osenberg interviews Lori Laitman for his award-winning Cadenza show

In October 2017, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by David Osenberg, host of the award-winning show Cadenza. The interview will air on January 25, 2018 at 10 pm EST. You can listen live by clicking here, or listen at your convenience, starting on January 26, 2018, by clicking here

Monday
Jan222018

The University of Alabama at Birmingham to present The Secret Exit premiere

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will present the world premiere of Lori's song cycle The Secret Exit on January 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, AL. Admission is free.
The work was commissioned by the University for soprano Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk and clarinetist Denise Gainey, and features the poetry of Nobel Laureate Nelly Sachs. Sachs escaped from Nazi Germany in 1940 and moved to Sweden, where she remained until her death. The cycle sets three of her poems: What rose out of the white leaves of your bodyWhen in Early Summer and Child.
The cycle was conceived of as a sequel to my Holocaust-themed song set I Never Saw Another Butterfly. The artists will also premiere the work in Belgium during the summer of 2018.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will present the world premiere of Lori's song cycle The Secret Exit on January 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, AL. Admission is free.The cycle was conceived of as a sequel to my Holocaust-themed song set I Never Saw Another Butterfly. The artists will also premiere the work in Belgium during the summer of 2018.