Elizabeth Racheva sings my “How Does the World Fall Into Place?” from the chamber opera Fallings (Seth Friedman, libretto) on her upcoming program: Journey across continents and languages in a wide-ranging and powerful exploration of migration. A complement to Washington Performing Arts’ Dreamers special production and 2018/19 Latinx in D.C. programming, this afternoon of song and spoken word contemplates notions of home, yearning, displacement, and hope.
- Elizabeth Racheva – soprano, curator
- Anamer Castrello – mezzo-soprano
- Jose Sacin – baritone
- Lester Green – piano
- Helen Aberger – stage director
This event is one of several activities throughout the winter and spring that are curated by the Mars Urban Arts Initiative
02/10/2019, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, All Souls Church Unitarian 1500 Harvard Street NW – Washington, D.C. Details
I’m thrilled that soprano Elizabeth Racheva is programming a short aria “How Does The World Fall Into Place,” from my chamber opera Fallings (with libretto by Seth Friedman) on her upcoming recital Promised Lands? Of Leaving and Longing on February 10, 2019, 2 pm, at All Souls Church Unitarian. The program is part of the Mars Urban Arts Initiative (MUAI) is a creative platform for Washington Performing Arts and the D.C. community to celebrate and empower local artists through performances, unique educational programs, and interdisciplinary grassroots collaborations that showcase the diversity and vitality of our city. D.C.
The superb ModernMedieval Trio of Voices performed my piece bad ass piece All Things Are Set Ablaze (based upon the writings of that ultimate badass Hildegard von Bingen!) yet again. This time at East Carolina University’s NewMusic Initiative. Next step: April 13, 2019 at the Cloisters as part of MetArtsLive.
On 16, Nov 2018 | In News | By joel
It warms my heart to hear the young students at American University play the second movement, “Pure Happenchance,” from my piece Elastic Band on their recent concert. Dr. Noah Getz did a superb job conducting and teaching the movement. And clarinetist Sammy Lesnick was a terrific soloist. Bravo ladies & Gentlemen!
On 10, Nov 2018 | In News | By joel
ModernMedieval Trio of Voices will be performing my commissioned Hildegard piece All Things Are Set Ablaze tomorrow, November 11, 2018 on the Damron Concert Artist Series at the at the University of Tampa.
“The program features some of Hildegard of Bingen’s most ecstatic chants interwoven with new works by acclaimed composers Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burhans, Joel Phillip Friedman, Daniel Thomas Davis and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek. An exciting tour de force for singers, composers and audience alike.”
Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, University of Tampa, 601 W North B St, Tampa, FL 33606. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On 08, Nov 2018 | In News | By joel
I’m thrilled to be at The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM: An International Symposium for the next few days. Walt Everett, Allan Kozinn, Mark Lewisohn, Bruce Spizer, and a host of others giving talks, presentations, playing the new Giles Martin remix! A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
I’m happy to report that my solo string piece Johansen, commissioned for the 2018 Johansen International String Competition will receive its World Premiere by cellist Michel Balas this Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Church of the Annunciation in Washington D.C. on the Roth Concert Series.
Performers include: Julian Rhee – first-prize violinist; Beatrice Chen – first-prize violist; Michał Balas – first-prize cellist; Krzysztof Michalski – first-prize cellist; Frank Conlon – collaborative pianist. Judges: Chee-Yun, Timothy Deighton, Peter Stumpf
3810 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Sunday, October 7th 2018
Washington, D.C. 20016.
For further information please call 202-441-7678.
I’m very pleased that the Acis album be•spoke has been submitted to the GRAMMYs for consideration. There is so much great work by Elena Ruehr, Julian Wachner, Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Marcus Thompson, the New Orchestra of Washington, Kevin Bourassa, and others on the CD.
On 10, May 2018 | In News | By joel
A terrific and well-deserved review in today’s Washington Post for ModernMedieval Trio Of Voices, and all of us living composers, including my latest piece All Things Are Set Ablaze!
“The largest, most ambitious work was Joel Phillip Friedman’s “All Things Are Set Ablaze,” during which the singers accompanied themselves on triangle, drum and tambourine, providing an earthy undergirding for more abstract elements in a diverse yet cohesive work of considerable power.”
The review HERE.