ODC Dance Commons, August 2010

Jack Perla’s MWW Concert

Unfortunately, this event was postponed due to an illness in the family that kept me on the east coast for most of the summer. We’re working on a date for early 2011.

Jack Perla’s Music Without Walls will play a concert at the ODC Dance Commons in August, 2010!   We’re working out the date, stand by for an announcement…”ODC Dance Commons… offers an environment where professionals, emerging artists, students, and dance fans can congregate, exchange ideas and inspire one another.”  ODC Dance Commons

ODC Dance Commons (map)
351 Shotwell Street (between 17th and 18th streets)
San Francisco, CA


*Watch “On A Train Heading South“, a 2006 performance by ODC Dance, music by Jack Perla

With the Paul Dresher Ensemble at the New ODC Theater, Nov. 12-13

Pretty Boy is a new electro-acoustic piece that loosely explores the life, times, and ultimate capture of American gangster, bank robber, and folk hero Pretty Boy Floyd.  The new piece was commissioned by the Paul Dresher Ensemble with support from the American Composers Forum, and features my good friend/amazing tenor Thomas Glenn.  My librettist and collaborator is Canadian playwright David Brock.

Friday Nov. 12th & Saturday Nov. 13th
ODC Theater (map)
351 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Love/Hate, 2011

A Comic Chamber Opera

A chamber opera in development, Love/Hate continues to gain supporters. American Opera Projects in New York is the leading consortium to develop the work, along with San Francisco-based ODC Theater and  Urban Arias out of Arlington, Virginia.  Following its 2011 premier in five cities, the opera will also be performed by Houston Grand Opera in 2012.  The librettist for Love/Hate is my dear friend & longtime musical collaborator, Rob Bailis.  Here’s Rob’s description of the work…

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