Eric Salzman: Composer, Author, Music Theater Innovator


New Releasings

Labor Records in collaboration with Naxos is releasing a series of recordings of my work covering more than half a century! The most recent release is "Jukebox in the Tavern of Love" paired with a new work by Meredith Monk. "The Nude Paper Sermon" and "Wiretap" is a double album containing no fewer than five works; see below for details. "Civilization & its Discontents" is a words-and-music collaboration with Michael Sahl. More information, reviews and ordering (physical or digital editions) is available below or by going to Labor Records.

Jukebox in the Tavern of Love Nude Paper Sermon - Wiretap Civilization Discontents

Performance Dates in Latvia

Eric Salzman’s Brecht Suite, Accord, and tangos of the rediscovered composer Oscar Strok (arranged by Salzman) are included in a program of Latvian ballads that is currently touring in Latvia. Performed with Laila Salins as vocalist and a string trio that includes members of Quartet Undertango. This program is a collaboration between the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York and the Music and Art Support Foundation in Riga, Latvia. Read the article from the Latvian Times

Friday, August 27, 8pm

The Clay Castle Manor

Saturday, August 28, 10:30pm

3rd International Argentinian Tango Festival (Tango SunFestival)

Sunday, August 29, 4pm

The Dikls Castle – Broken LinkDetails and Tickets

Saturday, September 4, 6pm

The White Grand Recital Hall (Baltais Fligelis), Sigulda

Friday, September 7th, 8pm

Aizkraukle Cultural Center

Thursday, September 9th, 8pm

Beta Novuss (Floating Arts Center) AB Dam, Riga

Friday, September 10, 7pm

Kuldiga Cultural Center

Saturday, September 11, 5pm

Dobeles Cultural Center

Sunday, September 12th, 5pm

Cesis Exhibition Hall

Date Posted // August 05, 2010
In Categories // Accord/Discord, Brecht Suite, Events, News, Works and Productions

Accord/Discord in Latvia

Salzman will be taking Accord/Discord to Latvia in late August and September for a series of performances, lectures, and workshops. The tour will include three concerts in three outlying towns of Riga on the weekend of August 27–29, a concert in Riga on September 4, lectures on September 6 and 9, and a final set of three concerts in three outlying towns on the weekend of September 10–12.

Date Posted // July 18, 2010
In Categories // Accord/Discord, Events, News, Works and Productions

Postponed Performances

The projected performance of Cassandra (text by Eva Salzman) by Kristin Norderval scheduled for this summer as part of the Vox Clamans Festival has been postponed until next season with the new date to be announced.

The projected performance of Accord/Discord—including Accord, for solo accordionist, Brecht Suite, and arrangements of Latvian and Argentine tangos—scheduled for performance at the Music Festival of the Hamptons this summer has also been postponed with a new date to be announced.

Date Posted // June 02, 2010
In Categories // Accord/Discord, Brecht Suite, Cassandra, Events, News

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.

Date Posted // April 28, 2010
In Categories // Events, La Bonne Ame de Setchouan, News, The Opium Song, Works and Productions

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.

Date Posted // April 22, 2010
In Categories // Events, News, The True Last Words of Dutch Schultz, Works and Productions