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Thursday
Oct152015

The Three Feathers, Abridged

I have created an abridged version of The Three Feathers for educational outreach. This new version is about 45 minutes long - and scored for 7 singers and piano.

It will debut in February 2016 in the Tallahassee, FL elementary schools under the direction of Grant Preisser. Grant is studying Opera Directing at Florida State University, and these performances are under their auspices. Thanks to my librettist, Dana Gioia, and to my original director, Beth Greenberg, for helping me to trim and reimagine the opera.

If you are interested in performing the work, please contact me and I will be happy to send a perusal score.

For highlights from the original production, please click here.

Monday
Sep282015

"If I..." — East Coast choral version premiere on Oct 18, 2015 with Washington Master Chorale

The wonderful Washington Master Chorale, conducted by Thomas Colohan, will present the East Coast premiere of Lori's choral version of If I... (text by Emily Dickinson in an arrangement by Bruce Rosenblum), on October 18, 2015 at 4 pm at The National Presbyterian Church. Lori's Echo, to a text by Christina Rossetti, will also be performed by soprano Deborah Sternberg and pianist Mark Vogel.

The concert is entitled "Modern Romantics" and features music by Morten Lauridsen, Jennifer Higdon and composer-conductor Julian Wachner, including the world premiere of his multi-movement choral work.

The National Presbyterian Church is located at 4101 Nebraska Ave, NW, Washington, DC.

For more information and for tickets, please click here.

Thursday
Sep242015

Coming Soon: The Abridged Version of "The Three Feathers"

Lori is creating an abridged version of The Three Feathers for educational outreach. This new version is for 7 singers with piano accompaniment, and will be about 40 minutes long. Thanks to librettist Dana Gioia and director Beth Greenberg for their help in crafting this new work, which will premiere in late January in Tallahassee, FL. Grant Preisser, who is receiving a Masters of Music in Opera Directing at Florida State University, will direct.

Thursday
Sep242015

Cantabile Project to include "Refrigerator, 1957" on Feb. 21, 2016 recital

On February 21, 2016, Cantabile Project will present the recital “Songbirds Always Eat: a Recital for Foodies!” at Christ Episcopal Church in Smithfield, VA as part of the “Sundays at Four” music series. Bridgid Eversole, Stephanie Marx, Brian Nedvin and Chris Mooney with Aurelien Eulert, pianist, will sing a variety of songs both witty and clever about something we all love — FOOD!

Included on the recital is "Refrigerator, 1957" from Lori's "Men With Small Heads" song cycle, which sets the poetry of Thomas Lux.

Saturday
Sep192015

Boston Opera Collaborative to perform "The Act"

Lori's very short opera about a circus knife-thrower and his wife, to a wonderful text by H.L. Hix, will have its Boston premiere on Nov. 7 and 8, 2015 on a program entitled Opera Bites — a Feast of 10 Minute Operas. The performances will take place at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. Tickets are $20. For more information, please click here and here.