The music of American composer Ben Moore—who will be on hand to hear and discuss his works at this afternoon concert—has been performed by many leading singers, including soprano Deborah Voigt, mezzo-sopranos Susan Graham and Frederica von Stade, tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Robert White, baritone Nathan Gunn, and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald. His work has been called “brilliant” and “gorgeously lyrical” by The New York Times, while Opera News has praised the “easy tunefulness” and “romantic sweep” of his songs. His first opera, Enemies, A Love Story, premiered at the Palm Beach Opera in February 2015. Of this new work, the Wall Street Journal noted: “Hints of operetta, American musicals and a little Leonard Bernstein coexist with soaring Puccinian lines, folk tunes and klezmer melodies.”
EDWARD PARKS, baritone, 3rd Prize Winner of the 2015 Operalia Competition
BRIAN ZEGER, piano, Artistic Director of the Vocal Arts Department at The Juilliard School
For information and tickets, call 817.212.4280 or visit http://www.cliburn.org/event/ben-moore-composer/.