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FNAM Event 2013

First Take - The Hammer Museum

(FIRST TAKE) | West Coast Opera Workshop

June 1st 2PM — Free Event
Billy Wilder Theater, The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Westwood, California 90024

Hear the future at (FIRST TAKE), a workshop of new American operas-in-progress, presented by The Industry, LA's home for experimental opera.(FIRST TAKE) will give composers the opportunity to present to the public excerpts of operatic works, un-staged, as read by wild Up chamber ensemble, conducted by Marc Lowenstein and Christopher Rountree. Be the first to hear excerpts of six new works exploring new directions for music-theater, including new collaborations by the legendary Pauline Oliveros with the poet Ione, and rising-star composer Mohammed Fairouz with the poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum.

wild Up
Christopher Rountree, Artistic Director & Conductor Marc Lowenstein, The Industry's Music Director & Conductor

The Nubian Word for Flowers
Music by Pauline Oliveros, libretto by Ione

Pierrot Lunaire
Music by Mohammed Fairouz, libretto by Wayne Koestenbaum

brother, brother
Music and text by Aaron Siegel

The House is Open
Music and text by Alexander Vassos

Music by David Brynjar Franzson, text by Angela Rawlings

Winter's Child
Music by Ellen Reid, libretto by Amanda Jane Shank

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