Photos of the "Purchase of Manhattan" premiere are now up in the photo gallery HERE. Check them out! The premiere was exciting, and for me personally as the composer, it was a culmination of a two year wait to hear the work! Enjoy the photos!
"Purchase of Manhattan" a success!
Our premiere performance of the concert opera "Purchase of Manhattan" was a rousing success! More photos and audio are forthcoming, plus a broadcast on Neva Pilgrim's Fresh Ink radio program (thank you Neva!). Till then, please read the concert review HERE. The performers were incredible and the work was so well received!
An article by Arts Report Melinda Johnson of The Post-Standard (Syracuse) newspaper just came out, featuring the "Purchase of Manhattan" concert opera. Check it out HERE!
First Rehearsal a success!
Our first full rehearsal of "Purchase of Manhattan" was a great success. We managed to read through the entire 40-minute work, plus lots of "spot" rehearsing that in itself amounted to another full run-through. The chorus is sounding great, the traditional American Indian singers were wonderful! the soloists are awesome! and the instrumentalists are as professional as you can get. So everyone is doing a fantastic job on this new composition. Only a few days left till showtime on Sunday afternoon! There are some snap shots taken of the rehearsal in the "photos" tab, so check them out HERE.
The "Purchase of Manhattan" is a new Concert Opera by Brent Michael Davids & Joe Bruchac, commissioned by Lenape Center of Manhattan!