NEW COMPOSER SALONS
Ongoing performances of new opera in development throughout the season, featuring introductions by the composers
New Composers Forum*
November 11, 2011
Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College
New York, NY
Encompass will perform scenes from The Theory of Everything, a new opera commissioned and developed by Encompass. (Read more about The Theory of Everything)
*This is a presentation during a conference, so please email Nancy at email@example.com if you would like to attend.
Music for the Soul and Mind
February 5, 2012
Sunday, 4:00 pm
Gramercy Park North, NYC ~ by reservation only
The Theory of Everything, an opera exploring science, spirituality and indigenous cosmology, was commissioned and
developed by Encompass, and is now being orchestrated by composer John David Earnest. With a libretto by Nancy Rhodes,
plans for a major production are in the works.
Introducing Daniel Schlosberg, a dynamic, young composer/pianist who is writing a new opera which Encompass will be
developing over the next few seasons.
Roger Trefousse, "The Colors Aria" from the chamber opera entitled Found Objects. Roger has composed for Encompass and
other companies including BAM and Mannes Opera . Found Objects is written in a "found" language, and describes
a summer trip by car from New York to Maine. The text is made up of "objects" such as roadside signs, newspaper
headlines, overheard scraps of conversation and distorted fragments of popular songs, and is taken directly from the outer
landscape, sometimes literally, sometimes filtered through the unconscious.