I’d like invite you to a very special performance at ODC Theater on July 11th. My dear friend and long time collaborator Rob Bailis – librettist for Love/Hate and Executive Director of ODC Theater, is stepping down from that position to return to a more active performing schedule (he’s a formidable clarinetist). Rob is also turning 40! So this concert is a celebration of major milestones. What’s more, we’ll be performing scenes from our opera Love/Hate with former San Francisco Opera Center Adler Fellows Melody Moore and Thomas Glenn. I hope to see you at this special benefit event for the ODC Director’s Fund! Continue reading “ODC’s Director’s Fund Benefit, with Melody Moore & Thomas Glenn!”
A video of my performance with the amazing Thomas Glenn at Noe Valley Chamber Music, last May. A formidable artist, Thomas has performed with the San Francisco Opera (including the premiere of Dr. Atomic), the Met, English National Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera. The poetry is by San Francisco writer William Taylor, a phenomenally talented and emotionally powerful poet.
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.
I’ll be performing with Thomas Glenn, an incredible and dynamic tenor who has performed with the San Francisco Opera, on May 23rd in a benefit concert for NoeValley Chamber Music at 4:00. The program will include scenes from my opera, Love/Hate, and a selection of my concert arias, rounded out with standards from the American songbook. Joining Thomas and me are three other fantastic singers – Melody Moore, Erin Neff and Torlef Borsting.
Sunday, May 23rd, 4:00pmNoe Valley Ministry (map)1021 Sanchez Street (corner of 23rd)San Francisco, CABuy tickets