November 8, 2014
“The program will feature works by Wendell Whalum, Moira Smiley, Karen Tarlow, Augustinas and more. Featured is the second performance of two songs by Gregory Brown ’98 using poems by Richard Wilbur ’42. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children and senior citizens. Five College students’ tickets are free. To reserve tickets email email@example.com or call 413-542-2484. Tickets will also be available at Alumni House during registration, and in the lobby of Arms Music Center one hour before the performance. General admission is $10, seniors $5, free to families with school-age children and Five College students.”
November 13, 2014
I’m creating a score to accompany Paul Matteson’s choreography on the Mount Holyoke College Fall Faculty Dance Concert. The score uses remixes of chant by New York Polyphony and new electro-acoustic music.
November 13, 14 & 15 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Studio Theatre, Mount Holyoke College
November 14, 2014
As part of Dominick DiOrio‘s residency at Smith, there will be a roundtable discussion on the topic of modern choral composition/commissioning. Participants include local composers Ron Perera, Lewis Spratlan, Eric Sawyer, Greg Brown, and Clifton J. Noble, Jr.
Kate Soper and Joseph Baldwin will moderate.
November 16, 2014
The Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus (Jonathan Harvey, conductor) presents a selection of music on Shakespeare texts from a variety of eras, including the world premiere of my setting of Sonnet 25 as translated into German by Max Josef Wolff. As suggested by the event’s title, the audience will be choosing the order of the program on the spot!
November 17, 2014
The Phillips Exeter Academy Class of 1945 Library, Department of Theater and Dance, and Department of Music present an evening of music and theater by, about, and inspired by Shakespeare. Soprano Mary Hubbell will perform my new setting of Todd Hearon’s Caliban in After-Life, an imagined monologue delivered by Caliban after The Tempest‘s final scene. Mary will be singing with Eva Gruesser, violin, and Jon Sakata, piano.
In addition, I have created a four-channel audio cue to accompany King Lear’s monologue Blow, wind.
December 19, 2014
“The Crossing’s annual Christmas concert, sold-out for the last two years, features Joanne Metcalf’s florid invocations to the Mystic Rose of Dante’s Paradiso – a work of substantial proportions yet intimate textures. The contemplative atmosphere continues with the extraordinary textures of Toivo Tulev and the lush harmonies of Will Todd, Rihards Dubra, and Howard Helvey, as we take a break from the winter bustle and take in The Crossing’s now-classic candlelit holiday respite.”
Joanne Metcalf: Il nome del bel fiore
Toivo Tulev: And then in silence there with me be only you
Will Todd: Softly
Judith Weir: Drop down, ye heavens
Rihards Dubra: Duo seraphim
Gregory W. Brown: Entrai, pastores, entrai
Howard Helvey: O lux beatissimi