In anticipation of the west coast premiere of Twelfth Night at UCSB on January 30, New Classic LA has graciously taken the time to interview me. The interview went up today, and is available at newclassic.la/2015/01/05/interview-joel-feigin-twelfth-night.
The UCSB Department of Music will be presenting the west coast premiere of my opera, Twelfth Night, on January 30 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall in Santa Barbara. A second performance is scheduled for February 1 at 1 pm. This version is produced by Benjamin Brecher and directed by David Grabarkewitz.
Tickets for both performances, along with complete details, will be available on the UCSB website at music.ucsb.edu/news/event/532
I hope to see you there!
Today I received news that pianist Robert Cassidy plans to include my piece Four Elegies on his next album. The album will also include Debussy’s Preludes, Book II, and Chopin’s Barcarolle in F#, Op. 60, so I am in good company! His previous album, released on Albany Records, includes the first book of Debussy preludes, as well as music by Mozart and David Noon. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers, or by clicking here.
Robert is currently running a campaign to fund the recording. To contribute, visit http://www.hatchfund.org/project/robert_cassidy_piano_new_classical_album_debussy_chopin_and_joel_feigin.
Yael Weiss, who performed the premiere of my piece Prelude to a Sonata in Kansas, Kentucky, and Virginia last month, has added a concert in Kelowna, British Columbia, to her touring schedule. She’ll be performing the piece this Friday, November 14, at 7:30 pm at the Mary Irwin Center for the Arts.
Yael has stepped in in place of Katherine Chi, who unfortunately had to cancel her performance. Though Katherine Chi’s name is still listed in a few places, Yael will be the performer that evening.
In other news, DePaul Opera Theatre has rescheduled their production of my opera Twelfth Night in Chicago for November 19. Complete details are available at http://events.depaul.edu/event/depaul_opera_theatre_2750. Here’s a photo of Elizabeth Margolius’s lovely staging: