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Brian Wilbur Grundstrom
Music for Wind and String Quintets
The North/South Chamber Orchestra
Max Lifchitz, conductor
Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3 PM
Christ and St. Stephen's Church
120 West 69th Street
(between Broadway & Columbus)
New York City
Admission is Free
Please gather for drinks afterward at Cafe Ronda at 249 Columbus Avenue between 71 and 72nd Streets.
Bindhu Pamarthi presents Composer Brian Wilbur Grundstrom with the Outstanding Emerging Artist Award at the Mayor's Arts Awards in Washington DC. (photo above by EDI Photography) Below with presenters Jonathan Katz and Robin Bronk.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
a new opera
Music by Brian Wilbur Grundstrom
Libretto by David Dorsen
Book by Ernest Hemingway
Listen to draft of Act 1 Scene 3 below. Saxophone replaces voice.
Composer Brian Wilbur Grundstrom is writing a full-scale opera to Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls", with Libretto by David Dorsen.
Hemingway's work is well-known to the public, complete with all the drama necessary to opera: love, betrayal, self-sacrifice.
There are four primary singers: Robert Jordan (tenor), Pablo (bass), Pilar (dramatic mezzo) and Maria (lyric soprano), as well as an additional four singing men in Pablo's band.
The initial phase of the project is to write and professionally record Act One, Scene Three (approximately 25 minutes).
Once this recording is finished, a full commission will be sought to complete the entire opera.
The Monopoly Club
a film by Meghan Reynolds
A college student begins dealing prescription medicine to the US Senator he's interning for.
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The Backseat Driver
Produced as part of Speakeasy Shorts
In order to prove to her father that she should be allowed to drive the family car, a newly-licensed teen is tested by a peculiar backseat driver.
ARC OF LIGHT:A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss
ARC OF LIGHT: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss traces the broad spectrum of this important artist's life and work, ranging from the aesthetic influences of her early childhood and her ground-breaking career as a Harvard-trained architect to her emergence as a cutting-edge artist whose work fuses an astonishing range of elements, including architecture, mathematics, computer technology, painting, printmaking and calligraphy. The documentary film examines the roots of Bliss's art in the Bauhaus school, which flourished in Germany in the 1920s, and how the Bauhaus artists influenced the development of Bliss's extensive contribution to American modern art.
Black Opal Productions
Cid Collins Walker, Executive Producer and Director