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Thursday
Nov292012

The Opera America Songbook 

Laitman’s Building A House, to a poem by Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen, is one of the 47 songs commissioned by Opera America for the opening of the National Opera Center in NYC in September of 2012. The Opera America Songbook is available in print from Schott Music New York, and the songs are available in a 3 CD set as well as digital downloads. Laitman recorded her song with soprano Jennifer Check, and they will perform it on March 19, 2013 at The National Opera Center. To purchase the sheet music or audio, please click here: http://www.operaamerica.org/content/publications/songbook/index.aspx

Thursday
Nov292012

Vedem featured on WETA’s Choral Showcase

On November 4, 2012, WETA (90.9 FM, www.weta.org) featured Lori’s Vedem on their Choral Showcase program. The wonderful Vedem libretto is by David Mason, who wraps his touching narrative around six poems by the imprisoned teenage boys who contributed to the Vedem magazine.

To hear and view excerpts from Vedem, or to purchase the CD, please click here:

http://web11.streamhoster.com/naxosusa/ecards/vedem/index.html

Thursday
Nov292012

Naxos Releases Binders Full of Women Composers CD

Naxos has issued a new CD, Binders Full of Women Composers, (inspired, of course, by Mitt Romney’s 2012 debate remark) – and the CD includes an excerpt from Lori’s Holocaust oratorio, Vedem — Home Number One, to poetry by David Mason. This particular excerpt features the Northwest Boychoir, under the direction of Joseph Crnko, and pianist Mina Miller.

For details, please visit:

http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Naxos/900149

Thursday
Nov292012

Andrew Garland’s American Portraits CD

Baritone Andrew Garland’s latest CD, American Portraits, with collaborative pianist Donna Loewy, features a new recording of Lori’s Men with Small Heads, as well as songs by Jake Heggie, Stephen Paulus and Tom Cipullo. To order, please click here:

http://www.gprrecords.com/andrew-garland-american-portraits/

Thursday
Sep132012

Lori to present a Master Class at West Chester University

Lori will present a master class on her songs on September 27, 2012 at West Chester University in West Chester, PA.