AOP (American Opera Projects) and The Phoenix Concerts will co-produce a concert featuring the work of composers and librettists from AOP’s C&V (Composers & the Voice) program, an annual fellowship that trains composers to write for the operatic voice. A complete list of artists will be available through The Phoenix Concerts website www.thephoenixconcerts.org. Phoenix Concerts Artistic Director and C&V alumna (2005-06) Gilda Lyons will be one of the highlighted composers, along with Sidney Boquiren, Conrad Cummings, Daniel Felsenfeld, Vivian Fung, Kristin Kuster, Hannah Lash, Ray Lustig, Jack Perla, Rachel Peters, Daniel Sonenberg, and Stefan Weisman. “AOP25: Celebrating Composers & the Voice,” coincides with the seventh iteration of C&V and the twenty-fifth anniversary of AOP. Featured singers include soprano Adrienne Danrich (San Francisco Opera, Cincinnati Opera), contralto Nicole Mitchell (New York Philharmonic, Sarasota Opera), and lyric baritone Kyle Guglielmo (Piedmont Opera, Westfield Symphony), with Mila Henry on piano.
The concert will take place Friday, October 11 at 8PM at the Church of Saint Matthew and Saint Timothy: 26 West 84th Street, New York City. Tickets are $10 at the door or free with a student ID.