Upcoming Performance of The Opium Song
The Opium Song—a setting from the French-language production of La Bonne Ame de Setchouan by Bertolt Brecht—will be performed on May 27th as part of 21st Century Salon Series: Aria, produced by Beth Morrison at Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, Brooklyn and performed by Laila Salins and Bill Schimmel with a string ensemble.
Premiere of Salzman’s Suite from The True Last Words of Dutch Schultz
On Sunday, May 15th at 3:00pm, Eric Salzman’s Suite from The True Last Words of Dutch Schultz for violin, piano, drums, and bass marimba, will premiere at the Southampton Cultural Center with violinist Marc Levine, pianist Gloria Shih, and percussionist Dylan Benson. The program, consisting of music by composers from the East End of Long Island, will also include works by Victoria Bond, Bruce Wolosoff and Steven Dickman.
The Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane (opposite Agawam Park and Lake), Southampton, New York. View Map.
The Suite is drawn from the score written for the music-theater work with a text by Valeria Vasilevski. The work premiered in 1999 in the Netherlands and toured with Theo Bleckmann playing the title role, in a production directed by Ms Vasilevski. The American concert premiere, also with Theo Bleckmann, was directed by Victoria Bond at one of her Cutting Edge Concerts at Greenwich House in 2001. The American stage premiere, in a Center for Contemporary Opera production directed by Grethe Barrett Holby, with Dirk Weiler in the lead and Ms Bond conducting, was a featured work in the 2007 Wall-to-Wall Opera at Symphony Space. Read the review from New Music Connoisseur.