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Friday
Mar162012

David Mason's The Scarlet Libretto now available

The Scarlet Libretto is the libretto for my opera The Scarlet Letter. Award-winning poet and librettist David Mason, author of Ludlow and other books, gives new life in verse to Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel. By distilling the book’s narrative line and adding a charged lyricism of his own, Mason has created another magnificent work in his ongoing poetic portrait of America.

Click here to purchase at Amazon or here to purchase at Barnes & Noble.

Wednesday
Mar142012

Laitman songs on NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART Recital by Jessica Jones and Danielle Hahn

On March 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm, Soprano Jessica Jones and pianist Danielle Hahn will present a recital at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The recital will feature music by Nadia Boulanger, Clara Schumann and Lori Laitman. For more information, please visit http://www.nga.gov/programs/music/

Tuesday
Mar062012

Vedem Songs and The Boys of Terezin 

The Boys of Terezin documentary will be featured at the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival. Prior to the screening on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm, Lori and mezzo-soprano Denise Mihalik will perform selections from Vedem Songs.

Leo Lowy, one of the Terezin survivors and original contributor to the Vedem Magazine will be the guest speaker.

The performance will take place at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ. Another screening (without the songs) will take place on March 29, 2012 at 11:30 at AMC Loews in E. Hanover, NJ.

For more information, please visit http://www.njjff.org/

Monday
Mar052012

Dark Spring Premiere

The premiere of Dark Spring will take place on April 21 Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm at the Salone of the Galleria Nazionale Palazzo Spinola di Pelliceria in the Centro Storico of Genoa, Italy. Fondazione Spinola will host the concert, which features British tenor Chris Elliott and Austrian pianist Bernadette Bartos. The cycle is comprised of four songs setting the Motets of Eugenio Montale, as translated by Dana Gioia.

The theme of the concert is "Il Golfo dei Poeti"/"The Gulf of Poets" — with songs by Strauss, Wolf, Mendelssohn, Quilter, Britten, Ireland, Sibelius, Respighi, Parry, Tosti, and Laitman. The concert examines the influence of Liguria upon poetry and composition and thus all the poets of the song texts all have links to this famous region of Liguria.

Thursday
Mar012012

Lori's music featured on Thomas Hampson's Song of America Radio Series

Song of America is a 13-week radio series, developed by Thomas Hampson. The series showcases American song, and each hour long program focuses on a particular topic. Lori's songs are featured on two of the shows: "There Is No Gender in Music" and "Emily Dickinson: Letter to the World".

For more information, please visit: http://www.songofamerica.net/cgi-bin/iowa/radio/index.html