REB+VoDKa+ME

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REB+VoDKa+ME at the Morgan Library

We were lucky enough to present selections from REB+VoDKa+ME at the Morgan Library today in American Lyric Theater‘s ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert. Alongside selections from new works by Christopher Cerrone & Stephanie Fleischmann, Theo Popov & E.M. Lewis, and Kamala Sankaram & Jerre Dye.

Thanks to ALT Producing Artistic Director Lawrence Edelson for including our work in the concert. And thanks to music director Gloria Kim, violinist Clara Kim, cellist Joann Whang, and the fabulous singers Glenn Seven Allen, Quinn Bernegger, Ta’Nika Gibson, Edith Grossman, Heather Jones, and Sophia Perez (pictured above) for allowing us to hear these songs in such a wonderfully new way!

Hey LA, we’re coming your way!

Or at least our song is!

We’re so happy to be featured in the final A Little New Music concert of 2018, and to give LA a little taste of REB+VoDKa+ME!

On Thursday, December 20, the wonderful Laura Nicole Harrison and Kim Dalton will be singing “Oh Killer” in the concert, which also features performances of songs by friends like Eli Bolin and Mike Pettry. If you’re out west, check it out!

REB+VoDKa+ME goes to the opera

REB+VoDKa+ME will be featured in American Lyric Theater‘s 2019 ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert performance!

Excerpts from the show will be performed by classically trained singers at the Morgan Library and Museum on Sunday, March 3 at 3:00pm. We’re sharing the bill with excerpts from new operas by Christopher Cerrone & Stephanie Fleischmann and Kamala Sankaram & Jerre Dye, some of whom are alumni of the ALT Composer Librettist Development Program with Julia.

It’s going to be a whole new way to hear the score (including with a few live instruments.) Tickets are available now!

OPERA America

My wonderful collaborator Julia was one of eight composers award a Discovery Grant for Female Composers by OPERA America to support further development of REB+VoDKa+ME! We are so excited and honored that our show has been recognized in the opera world, especially in the company of friends and colleagues. We can’t wait to dive back into our theatrical Tumblr over the next year! Check back here for more updates as planning gets underway…

Read a little bit more about both the organization and the grant:

OPERA America draws on resources and expertise from within and beyond the opera field to advance a mutually beneficial agenda that serves and strengthens the field through programs in the following categories: creation, presentation and enjoyment. The association provides members with an array of publications and online resources, regional workshops, an annual conference and network-specific services such as conference calls, listservs and direct contact with staff with expertise in opera production, administration and education. OPERA America provides members with tools to maximize the effectiveness of financial and human resources, expand the scope of repertoire and programs, and extend their reach to new and diverse audiences. Founded in 1970, OPERA America has an international membership that includes nearly 150 Professional Company Members, 300 Associate and Business Members, 2,000 Individual Members and over 16,000 subscribers to its electronic news service.

OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers program provides financial assistance to identify, support, and help develop the work of female composers writing for the operatic medium, raising their visibility and promoting awareness of their compositions to the field. Funding for this program is provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Program for Commissioning Women in the Performing Arts.

While you wait for more information, you can always tide yourself over by listening to the new complete demo!

REB+VoDKa+DEMO, part 2!

The entirety of (the current draft of) REB+VoDKa+ME is now recorded. Give it a listen!

This combines our two sessions with 24 amazing singers:

Ally Bonino, Jack Brinsmaid, Jackie Colquitt, Jessica Fisher, Holly Gould, Hanako Greensmith, Sam Heldt, Angelina Kelly, Kelsey Lake, Adam Lawrence, Lily Lester, Allison Lian, Evan Maltby, Lauren Marcus, Elexis Morton, Matthew Oster, Sam Paley, Angela Pardini-Gomez, Allison Posner, Katie Rodgers, Daniel Saulle, Libby Servais, Rich Silverstein, and Emily Walton…

Plus our two amazing engineers, Chris Gilroy and Andrew Zinsmeister!