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Thursday
Jan162014

Opera Showcase

Century Association W43rd. NYC. 2/20/2014 7PM

Hosted by Rich Miller, Met Opera Guild President

Featuring Jose Rubio, Danielle Messina, and Kara Cornell.

Selections from Angel of the Amazon, The Secret of Luca, and Roscoe

Tuesday
Aug272013

Bethel Woods October 20th 2PM

My Other Journey Home: Music by Evan Mack

Featuring Mezzo-Soprano Kara Cornell, Violinist Joshua Rodriguez, and the PJHS Choir under the baton of Ruth Ann Gordon. Evan Mack at the piano

Free admission

More info HERE

Saturday
Aug172013

Animal Crackers: Horn and Piano Recital

September 8th, 2013 at 5PM

Featuring works by Saint-Saens, Clearfield, Plog

World premiere of Evan Mack's "Carnival of the Microbes"

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY

Free admission

Monday
Jun032013

A New American Opera in Development

Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy and award-winning opera composer Evan Mack have agreed to a 2-year development deal to turn Kennedy’s best-selling novel Roscoe into a new American opera. 

Link to buy novel HERE

The story takes place in 1945, V-J-day.  Roscoe Conway, after twenty-six years as the second in command of Albany's notorious political machine, decides to quit politics forever. But there's no way out, and only his Machiavellian imagination can help him cope with the erupting disasters. Every step leads back to the past -- to the early loss of his true love, the takeover of city hall, the machine's fight with FDR and Al Smith to elect a governor, and the methodical assassination of gangster Jack (Legs) Diamond. "Thick with crime, passion, and backroom banter" (The New Yorker), Roscoe is an odyssey of great scope and linguistic verve, a deadly, comic masterpiece from one of America's most important writers.

“I feel certain that Roscoe would be delighted by this development in his history,” said author William Kennedy.  “His life was grandly operatic in its high drama and its sweeping dimension.  Roscoe was attuned to the music of the spheres.”  

William Kennedy is one of America’s great authors, both in fiction and non-fiction. His best known works include: Ironweed, Legs, Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game, Roscoe, Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes, and O Albany!  

Roscoe, will be Evan Mack’s third full-length opera and second collaboration with librettist, Joshua McGuire. Their first work, The Secret of Luca, has been performed and workshopped in various parts of the US.  Mack’s first opera, Angel of the Amazon, was produced by Encompass New Opera Theatre at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC for all of May 2011 and the Original Cast Recording was released worldwide by Albany Records in 2012.


 

Wednesday
Mar272013

Samford University Opera Scenes

The Secret of Luca,  will have a scene staged in Samford University's Opera Workshops concert on 4/12 and 4/13 at 7:30 PM. Directed by Dr. Kristin Kenning

Music by Evan Mack

Libretto by Joshua McGuire

Bolling Studio 

800 Lakeshore Dr.

Brimingham AL 35229