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  • Osvaldo Golijov and Dawn Upshaw Workshop

    Composer Osvaldo Golijov and soprano Dawn Upshaw, whose collaborations include the acclaimed chamber opera Ainadamar and song cycle Ayre, guide eight young composers and eighteen young professional singers through the collaborative process, from a composition’s conception to the final performance. The world premiere performances of the new works were held in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in May 2009 under the direction of conductor Alan Pierson.

    Participating Workshop Composers and their Works:

    Jeremy Flower: Three Songs
    Judd Greenstein: Vayomer Shlomo
    Matti Kovler: Here Comes Messiah!
    Elena Langer: Songs at the Well
    David T. Little: Scenes from Dog Days 

    Paola Prestini: Oceanic Verses
    Kate Soper: Helen Unfettered
    Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin: Niña Dance

    Participating Workshop Singers:

    Olga Bell (vocalist), Mary Bonhag (soprano), Leona Carney (soprano), Melanie Conly (soprano), Patrick Cook (tenor), Tehila Nini Goldstein (soprano), Ariadne Greif (soprano), Sofia Rei Koutsovitis (vocalist), Sung Eun Lee (tenor), Solange Merdinian (soprano), Rie Miyake (soprano), Celine Mogielnicki (soprano), Madyson Page (soprano), Tania Rodriguez (mezzo-soprano), Kasia Sadej (mezzo-soprano), Rachel Schutz (soprano), Megan Taylor (soprano), and Jamie Van Eyck (mezzo-soprano)