Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

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Great News for the “Our Lady” Project

April 29, 2015

Great News! Paola Pristini has agreed to write “18 Apparitions” for the “Our Lady” project.

18 Apparitions is a work for Ryland Angel by Paola Pristine to words by Royce Vavrek that uses the nineteenth century apparitions of The Virgin Mary to a young girl in Lourdes, France as inspiration to tell a story of contemporary Mexican-American border crossing.

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James Kennerly has signed for ‘The Call’

March 26, 2015

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More exciting news! Composer James Kennerly is signed for ‘The Call’. James is a multi talented key board player, choral director, composer and singer. He wrote ‘ Laude Novella’ for the Marian series.

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Exciting news! Phil Kline has signed up for ‘The Call’ project

March 23, 2015

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Composer Phil Kline, who wrote Tesla and Alma for the Marian project has now signed up for ‘The Call’ project! Yippee! Looking forward to his writing style incorporating vox and electronic drones and guitars.

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From Austin…with Ensemble VIII

March 5, 2015
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In Austin this week singing a wonderful program of Bach and Schutz with Ensemble VIII. It was wonderful to spend time with Miguel Ravago at Fonda San Miguel last eve! Amazing food! Kitchen Opera will be writing a song featuring Miguel and the making of ‘Mole Poblano‘.
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Recording ‘Tu Amor Perdi’

February 5, 2015

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Recording Rick del Castillo’s new song ‘Tu Amor Perdi’ he wrote with Carl Thiel here in Kyle, Texas! We will be performing with the Austin Civic Orchestra in September. We have decided to perform the song as a duo which is such fun!! Rick is hitting high C’s in full out tenor!

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Ryland and Rupert Neve

February 5, 2015

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Ryland and Rupert Neve are making music together again!!

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Live webcast of “Tesla” today at 11am EST

January 14, 2015

Join us for a live webcast of “Tesla” on the Opera America website today (also archived later I think). I am playing the title role. Great writers Phil Kline and Jim Jarmusch. The show is slated to be produced by Robert Wilson. Just half hour of music and then Q and A so tune in on time!!

http://www.operaamerica.org/content/OperaCenter/onStage/live.aspx

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A Cappella Cookbook with Cady Huffman

April 23, 2014

Kitchen Opera CompanyKitchen Opera Company, a vocal ensemble of fantastic opera singers performing original musical pieces all about food, will be performing at 54Below a premier Supper Club designed by multiple Tony Award winning producers just steps from Times Square on Wednesday April 30th 2014.

Kitchen Opera Company will be featured along with Tony Award winner Cady Huffman performing A Cappella Cookbook-Music inspired by the world’s greatest chefs. Mixing musical and culinary talents this is sure to be an entertaining and delightful experience for all ages.

Doors open at 5:00PM the show begins at 7:00PM. Purchase tickets in advance by calling 646.476.3551 or from Ticket Web at 866-468-7619 or; http://www.ticketweb.com Tickets purchased after 4PM the day of the performance are sold only by calling 646.476.3551.

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Abendmusik Concert: Mass in B Minor

February 10, 2014

Bach Society HoustonA continuation of the Houston Early Music Festival performance, this Sunday, February 16th, I have the pleasure of performing Bach’s monumental masterpiece, Mass in B Minor.  The Abendmusik Concert: Mass in B Minor will be conducted by Dresden baroque specialist Peter Kopp, with the Bach Choir Houston and Mercury. Amongst myself, the concert will feature soloists sopranos Meredith Ruduski and Julia Dawson, tenor Randall Umstead and bass Timothy Jones.

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Houston Early Music Festival

January 29, 2014

festival-logoThis February, I will have to pleasure to participate in the second annual Houston Early Music Festival. Ars Lyrica Houston, Bach Society Houston, Houston Early Music and Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined will host the second annual Houston Early Music Festival from February 8-16, 2014 at venues across the city.

On February 8th, The modern world première of a 1703 oratorio by Alessandro Scarlatti will feature Canadian soprano Meghan Lindsay in her Ars Lyrica début and three of the world’s leading countertenors which includes myself, John Holiday, and Jay Carter. Ars Lyrica’s recording of this beautiful work, not heard since the early 18th century, will be released in Fall 2014 on the Sono Luminus label.