A Serial Opera Project:
Join us for the first event in our Beyond the Notes noontime concert series this spring, where Philadelphia-based ENAensemble will present operatic works based on the theme of the celestial. Featuring:
“Touching the Sun,” a new song for voice and cello, music by Rose Hall, libretto by Cecil Castellucci
Wailing at the Moon, a new chamber opera for two sopranos and chamber ensemble by Traci Williams and Sepehr Pirasteh, with voices Megnot Toggia and Carleen Baron
Neither Created Nor Destroyed by Jessica Rudman and Kendra Preston Leonard, with voices Ayanna Freelon and Marcelle McGurik
"Behind the Counter," a new song series, music by Jamey Guzman, libretto by Mel Abrams
We are very excited that so many of the participants are current or former Temple students, showcasing the many different ways one can make a career of creative and collaborative music and art in our world.
Voices: Megnot Toggia, Carleen Baron, Ayanna Freelon, and Marcelle McGurik
Flute: Chelsey Meynig
Guitar: Thomas Schuttenhelm
Cello: Leigh Brown
Conductor: Evan Kassof
Refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. The event will last longer than our traditional BTN performances.
This performance is part of ENAensemble’s Serial Opera Project, a new chamber opera in three parts, written by three different composer-librettist teams and centered around the loose theme of “the celestial.” Each performance in the series will feature a premiere of the next part of the opera, as well as selected chamber works and a song for voice and one instrument.
The event will also be live streamed via Zoom Webinar, for those who are unable to attend or prefer a virtual format. Access the live stream here: https://temple.zoom.us/j/96470094800