New England Conservatory's School of Continuing Education/Vocal Division has rescheduled Lori's master class for March 15, 2015 from 7-9 pm in Pierce Hall. D'Anna Fortunato will give a special introduction, and speak on "Women Song Composers and their Times." Lori will also give insights into her compositional process and the evening will end with a Q and A session.
Gramophone Magazine has published a wonderful review of the Holocaust 1944 CD recorded by baritone Dashon Burton and bassist Logan Coale. The CD was produced by Geoffrey Silver and released in 2014 on the Acis label. Please click here to read the review.
The complete video of The Three Feathers is now up on Vimeo.
A magic feather leads shy Princess Dora to the Underworld ruled by the mysterious Frog King. Here she must summon her courage, intelligence and kind heart to win her father's three tests and save the kingdom from her selfish sisters.
You can access individual chapters by clicking on the time codes in the description.
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As part of the preparations for the professional world premiere of The Scarlet Letter by Opera Colorado in May, 2016, I was commissioned to create a one-hour touring version of the opera, The Scarlet Letter, Abridged. This version is for five singers and piano and will premiere on March 8, 2015 at 2 pm at The Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO, in a performance conducted by Ari Pelto.
I will be in residence for a week prior, working with the young artists and conductor Ari Pelto. Librettist David Mason will join me and Ari for a post-performance discussion, led by General Director Greg Carpenter.
The outstanding young performers are:
Leah Bobbey as Hester Prynne
Brett Sprague as the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale
Andrew Paulson as Dr. Roger Chillingworth
Katherine Sanford as Mistress Hibbons
Daniel DeVicente as Governor Bellingham
and Allan Armstrong on piano.
This performance is now sold out - but for more information, and to be placed on the waiting list, please click here.
On February 5, 2015, I will be a guest at Russell Miller's class at Eastman School of Music, and will speak about my music.
Boston classes, originally scheduled from February 8-9, 2015 at New England Conservatory, The Longy School of Music and Boston Conservatory, will be rescheduled due to winter storm:
From March 29 - March 31, 2015, I will be Artist-in-Residence at Central Michigan University. My visit will culminate with a concert of my songs the evening of March 31, 2015.