Program

FRIDAY, PROGRAM 1

 

Distance to the Market (2012) (World Premiere)
Composed by Paola Prestini
Libretto by Donna Di Novelli
Christopher Burchett, Baritone; Stephen Gosling, Piano
Commissioned for the Opera America Songbook
 

America 1968 (2008)
Composed by Tom Cipullo
Libretto by Robert Hayden

1.Monet’s Waterlilies

2. The Whipping

David Adam Moore, Baritone; Stephen Gosling, Piano
Commissioned by Andrew Garland and Donna Loewy

 
“Líadan’s Lament” from Celtic Verses (2002, re orchestrated 2013)
Composed by David Handler
Anonymous
Daisy Press, Soprano; Orlando Alonso, Harpsichord
 

Drama Theatre: No. 3, “Written on the Wind”  (2009)
Composed by Huang Ruo
Text by the composer
Min Xiao-Fen, Pipa and Vocal

 
Sleep (2001)
Composed by Eric Whitacre
Text by Octavo Paz
Choir of Trinity Wall Street; André de Quadros, Conductor

 
Scene from the opera Bhutto (World Premiere)
Composed by Mohammed Fairouz
Libretto by Olivia Giovetti
Rachel Calloway, Mezzo-soprano; Timur, Vocalist; Christopher Burchett, Baritone; Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Ted Hearne, Conductor

“Lullaby” from the opera Mileva (2011) (U.S. Premiere)
Composed by Aleksandra Vrebalov
Libretto by Vida Ognjenovic

Anne-Carolyn Bird and Sara Heaton, Sopranos; Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Ted Hearne, Conductor
Commissioned by The Serbian National Theater for its 150th Anniversary Season

 
His Name is Jan (World Premiere)
Composed by Missy Mazzoli
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Marnie Breckenridge, Soprano; Ted Hearne, Conductor

 
“Miranda’s Aria” from Death and the Powers (2010) (New York Premiere)
Composed by Tod Machover
Libretto by Robert Pinsky
Sara Heaton, Soprano; Ted Hearne, Conductor
commissioned by Association Futurum with the Patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco

 

“I Must Survive” from Woman: The War Within (2013)
Composed by Du Yun
Libretto by Matthew Maguire
Solange Merdinian, Mezzo-soprano; Ted Hearne, Conductor
 

“Albert, Bound or Unbound” from No Shirts, No Skirts, No Service
(World Premiere)
Composed by Marie Incontrera
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Cree Carrico, Soprano, Tyrone Chambers, Tenor
Chorus of Soldiers: Peter Tantsits, Timur, David Adam Moore &
Christopher Burchett; Ted Hearne, Conductor

 
Excerpts from The Source (World Premiere)
Composed by Ted Hearne
Libretto by Mark Doten

  1. Julian in a Nutshell
  2. Oh the Shark

Theresa McCarthy, Daisy Press, Daniel Breaker and Joseph Keckler, Vocal Soloists; Ted Hearne, Conductor
 

Excerpts from Artaud in the Black Lodge (World Premiere)
Composed by David T. Little
Libretto by Anne Waldman

  1. Petrograd, 1917
  2. Here my severed digit / write my way out

Timur, Vocalist

Netsayi and Black Pressure 

  1. Hondo
  2. Georgie
  3. Sara Regina

Photography by Helena Christensen
Netsayi B. Chigwendere – vocals, acoustic guitar and mbira; Humfrey N. Domboka – electric guitar, marimbas and vocals; Raymond T. Mupfumira – electric guitar, mbiras, marimbas and vocals; Tapuwa B. Bright – drums

 
 

SATURDAY, PROGRAM 2

 
Distance to the Market (2012) (World Premiere)
Composed by Paola Prestini
Libretto by Donna Di Novelli
Christopher Burchett, Baritone; Stephen Gosling, Piano
Commissioned for the Opera America Songbook
 

“Up then, you virgins, off to battle” from Penthesilea (2012)
Composed by Thomas Cabaniss
Libretto by Douglas Langworthy and David Herskovits
Amelia Watkins, Soprano; Stephen Gosling, Piano
 

I Will Learn to Love A Person (2013)
Composed by Chris Cerrone
Libretto by Tao Lin

  1. That Night with the Green Sky
  2. Eleven Page Poem Part III

Daisy Press, Soprano; Stephen Gosling, Piano
Commissioned for the Opera America Songbook

 
A Boy and a Girl (2002)
Composed by Eric Whitacre
Text by Octavio Paz
Choir of Trinity Wall Street; André de Quadros, Conductor
 

Hubble Cantata (2013) (New York Premiere)
Composed by Paola Prestini
Libretto by Royce Vavrek with narrations by Mario Livio
Film by Carmen Kordas
Cornelius Dufallo, Violin and Live Electronics
Jessica Rivera, Soprano; Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Julian Wachner, Conductor
The Hubble Cantata was commissioned by Bay Chamber Concerts and received it’s
World Premiere in Rockport, Maine on July 25, 2013. This performance marks the
World Premiere of the version with chorus. With special thanks to Matt Mountain,
Mario Livio and the Space Telescope Science Institute.

 

“Mannahatta” from My City (World Premiere)
Composed by Judd Greenstein
Text by Walt Whitman
DM Stith, vocals; Julian Wachner, Conductor
New animation by Joshua Frankel
Part of My City, commissioned by the Orchestra Engagement Lab, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
Visual studies for a new opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs

The Lost Thought (Festival Commission/World Premiere)
Composed by Anna Clyne
Text by Emily Dickenson
Film by S. Katy Tucker
Trio Medieval (Anna Maria Friman-Henriksen, Linn Andrea Fuglseth); Martha Cluver; Julian Wachner, Conductor
With special thanks to the Norwegian Embassy.
 

Hymns for Private Use  (New York Premiere)
Composed by Nico Muhly

  1. Virga Rosa Virginum

IV.        An Autumnal Song
Marnie Breckenridge, Soprano; Julian Wachner, Conductor
Commissioned by Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
and Wigmore Hall, London.
Come My Dark Eyed One (New York premiere)
Composed by Julian Wachner
Text by Sara Teasdale and e. e. cummings
Christopher Burchett, Baritone; Cree Carrico, Soprano; Julian Wachner, Conductor
 

“Ilana’s Dream” from After Life (2006) (New York premiere)
Composed by Michel Van der Aa
Text by the composer after Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Film by Michel Van der Aa
Marnie Breckenridge, Soprano; Maeve Höglund, Soprano
; Julian Wachner, Conductor
Commissioned by De Nederlandse Opera and the Holland Festival in 2006

 
Three selected songs from the song-cycle Hommage à Klaus Nomi (1998) (U.S. Premiere)

  1. So Simple (Simple Man)
  2. Awake from Winter (Cold Song)
  3. The Witch

Composed by Olga Neuwirth
Libretto by Klaus Nomi

Video by Lillevan

Timur, Vocalist; Julian Wachner, Conductor

Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival supported by Betty Freeman, 1998

 

Netsayi and Black Pressure

Photography by Helena Christensen

  1. Chosen Ones
  2. Nyuchi MuDhorobha
  3. Don’t’ Wake Me Up

Netsayi B. Chigwendere – vocals, acoustic guitar and mbira; Humfrey N. Domboka – electric guitar, marimbas and vocals; Raymond T. Mupfumira – electric guitar, mbiras, marimbas and vocals; Tapuwa B. Bright – drums