JUVENTAS OPERA PROJECT 2014: THE LITTLE BLUE ONE
A New Opera by Dominick DiOrio (Music) and Meghan Guidry (Libretto)
Presented by Juventas New Music Ensemble
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 8:00pm
Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theater - Boston, MA
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Based on an old Italian folk tale, The Little Blue One follows young Azzurina as the world of spirits collides with reality.
Original Music by Dominick DiOrio.
Original Libretto by Meghan Guidry.
Music Direction by Lidiya Yankovskaya.
Stage Direction by Erin Huelskamp.
Every Spring, Juventas New Music Ensemble presents a fully-staged production of a new opera. This season, composer Dominick DiOrio and librettist Meghan Guidry join forces in a dark psychological exploration of the Italian folktale of Azzurina, a young albino girl with dyed dark blue hair. Azzurrina lives a sheltered and lonely life, forced into eternal childhood and confined within the castle walls by her overprotective father.
RESIDENCY @ WHITMAN COLLEGE
Whitman College Chamber Singers, Chorale, & Jeremy Mims, director
Saturday, 19 April 2014
Whitman College Music Department - Walla Walla, WA
Jeremy Mims and the Whitman College Chamber Singers perform the premiere of my new choral work, I Am on a poem of Mary Elizabeth Frye and the Whitman College Chorale performs the premiere of Awake Her Not. These two works were both commissioned by Whitman College and Dominick will be in residence for rehearsals and the premiere.
HOUSTON CHAMBER CHOIR: Favorites and Firsts — Hear and Now!
Robert Simpson, artistic director
Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 7:30 pm
The Church of St. John the Divine - Houston, TX
We all have our favorites, but we also enjoy the excitement of something new. Well, in this case there is no need to choose; Both favorites and firsts will be found in this Special Bonus Concert as we sing audience requests and the world premiere of a brilliant new work by McKnight award-winning composer Jocelyn Hagen that the Chamber Choir commissioned just for this occasion. Past commissions by David Ashley White, Christopher Theofanidis, and Dominick DiOrio (A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass) add to the mix of this spectacular concert.
THE ESOTERICS - HARMONIA Seattle Residency
Eric Banks, artistic director
Wednesday 18 June - Tuesday, 1 July 2014
As part of Harmonia, Dominick will be in residence for two weeks with The Esoterics in Seattle as part of a new "composer-in-residence" program. This sojourn will include writing a new work in a forest studio that will be premiered by Eric and The Esoterics in October 2014. Judging the annual composition competition will also be among my duties!