Events

October
19, 2019
Habitat: Home
Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 6:00PM

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

225 West 99th Street

New York, NY 10025

Premiere performance of a new multi-disciplinary work as part of Habitat: Home.

March
26, 2019
Premiere with the Cheah-Chan Duo
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 8:00PM

Church of St. Luke’s in the Fields

487 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10014

Trudy Chan and Phillip Cheah premiere a new art song they commissioned for their 10th Anniversary concert.  Called “Life’s Work,” the song is a setting of a new text by Melisa Tien.

More info.
January
10, 2019
LGBT Opera: Then and Now
Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 6:00PM

Soo Bong Chat Auditorium, Heiser Natural Science Building, New College
550 College Drive
Sarasota
FL 34243

I’m giving a presentation on the historical connection between gay people and opera, and will touch on “Legendary” and other works as well.

More info.
October
22, 2018
Inside The Underground: Round 3
Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 8:30PM

The Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

I’ll have some new scenes from “Legendary” on this showcase concert, which will also feature new music theater pieces by Julia Barry, Matt Frey as well as other emerging NYC composers.  Performances by Joanna Burns, Trevor Martin, and others.  More details soon!

January
22, 2018
Inside the Underground: Round 2
Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 8:30PM

The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., New York, NY 10014.

Second round of Inside the Underground.  I’ll have some new songs performed by Genevieve McGahey, and an aria from “Legendary” performed by Napat Mingkwanyuen. With Peiharn Chen, piano.  Like our sold-out August show, this one will also feature works by Julia Barry and Matt Frey, among others, in a cabaret setting.

Entry is $20 (with a $10 credit toward your purchase of food or beverage) – cash only!
Doors open @ 8:00; there will be a brief intermission.
Reservations recommended! Call 212-989-9319.

More info.
November
18
RUBLJE NA UŽETU performance in Pittsburgh
Saturday, November 18 @ 8PM

St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, 24 Maryland Ave, Millvale, PA 15209

Soprano Amy Stetten premieres a new arrangement of my 2006 setting of Croatian poet Borben Vladovic’s piece “Rublje na Uzetu” (Washing on the line).  The concert is a celebration for the progress of conservation on noted murals by Croatian immigrant artist Maxo Vanka.

Details here.

Aug.
8
Cornelia Street Cafe: Inside the Underground
Tuesday, Aug. 8 @ 8:30PM

Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York NY 10014

 

Performances of songs new and old by Jordan Rutter, countertenor, and Shelley Farmer, soprano.  With Michael Gildin, piano.  Also featuring works by Julia Barry and Matt Frey, among others, in a cabaret setting.

Entry is $20 (with a $10 credit toward your purchase of food or beverage) – cash only!
Doors open @ 8:00; there will be a brief intermission.
Reservations recommended! Call 212-989-9319.

 

More info.
April
25
Sparks & Wiry Cries songSLAM
Tuesday, April 25 @ 8:30PM

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue, New York, NY

Premiere by soprano Alaysha Fox of a new art song with text by Melisa Tien.

More info.
April
8
New choral work with Novi Cantori
Saturday, April 8 @ 3:00PM

The Robyn Newhouse Hall, Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State Street, Springfield, MA.

A performance / workshop by Novi Cantori of a new work, based on a text by Rumi, as part of their “New Editions” workshop for composers and choral singers.

More info.
March
19
Workshop of "Legendary", scenes 1-4
Sunday, March 19 @ 8:00PM

American Opera Projects; South Oxford Space; 168 South Oxford Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

American Opera Projects presents a staged reading of scenes one through four of opera-in-development “Legendary.”  The fantastic cast includes Jordan Rutter and Jorell Williams, and will be directed by Knud Adams.

The evening also features a workshop of scenes from a new opera by Matt Barnson.

More info.