On Sunday, April 6, 2014, WNO's Young Artists will present the DC premiere of "The Prison Scene" from Lori's opera The Scarlet Letter. The performance will take place at the McEvoy Auditorium of The Smithsonian's American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, NW, in Washington, DC, with soprano Shantelle Przybylo, baritone Christian Bowers and collaborative pianist Tomoko Nakayama. Also featured on the program are excerpts from Derrick Wang's Scalia/Ginsburg.
The wonderful Vocali3e Trio, from Scotland, with flautist Louise Burnet, soprano Emma Versteeg and pianist Robin Versteeg has performed several of Lori's works, including the UK premiere of Fathers. To hear their rendition of The Silver Swan, please click here and scroll down to the piece.
On March 22, 2014 at 7 pm, SALT Opera will present a benefit concert in support of nonprofit organizations that fight human rights abuses and work toward eradicating poverty. The concert will take place at the Theatre House at Castleton Farms in Castleton, VA, and will include a performance of Lori's "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" song cycle, featuring soprano Susan Wheeler and saxophonist Pamela Helton.
For more information, please click here.
On November 20, 2013, The University of Southern California' Visions and Voice Program and the USC Fisher Museum of Art presented "The Poet's Voice: The Collaborative Art in Words and Music."
The program ends with a terrific rendition of my setting of Dana Gioia's poem "Money" -- featuring soprano Shana Blake Hill, baritone Nmon Ford and collaborative pianist Victoria Kirsch.
To hear Dana Gioia recite the poem and to hear the performance, please click here and go to 1:27:40.
The Lyric Clarinet, F. Gerard Errante's new CD, was released by Ravello Records in February 2014. The CD features works from the vocal repertoire, arranged for clarinet and piano. Gerry and pianist Philip Fortenberry have included my song "The Apple Orchard" (original poem by Dana Gioia).
To purchase this CD, please click here