Mosaic of Modern Opera
Alter Ego Chamber Opera
September 19-October 4
Free – $100
Endeavoring for “Classical” music with cultural relevance and integrity, Alter Ego Chamber Opera (AECO) is an emerging, Philadelphian opera collective that presents new works and reimagined works of history “without the ego.”
Featuring five new micro operas, AECO presents the winning compositions of their 2020 Call for Scores Competition. Unifying an otherwise eclectic mosaic of idioms is the scoring of AECO’s leadership: two sopranos, violin, and piano. A dramatic, emotional, contemplative evening of music will ensue.
All guests will be contacted with an access code for the initial event. Performance contains elements of virtual audience interaction. To stream the event after the premiere, ticket holders will be immediately directed to the video.
Recommended for ages 18+.
Includes mention of substance abuse and brief suggestive language.
Saturday, Sept 19 at 7pm
Available to stream throughout the Festival after the premiere
Pay What You Can
Sliding scale between $0 – $100
About the Artists
An active and ardent performer of both ‘classical’ music and traditional style Celtic music, violinist-composer David Matthew Brown merges passion with ingenuity. He has performed as a soloist with the Csik Chamber Orchestra (Romania)—with which he was also guest concertmaster—the Vidin Sinfonietta (Bulgaria), the Newark and University of Delaware Symphony Orchestras as the winner of each respective concerto competition, and the West Chester University Chamber Orchestra. His compositions have been commissioned and/or performed by such institutions and ensembles as the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, International Opera Theater, Philadelphia’s Network for New Music, NYC’s LINK Ensemble, the 6wire Project, Csik Chamber Orchestra, Vidin Sinfonietta, House Music Philadelphia, and Alter Ego Chamber Opera. David’s teachers include Charles Ponall, Sylvia Ahramjian, and Xiang Gao.
David is a conductor, tuba player, mandolinist, and has composed over fifty Celtic jigs, reels, hornpipes, and other dance forms. By day, he is the campaign manager for Deb Ciamacca, a Democrat running to represent PA District 168 in the State House of Representatives.
A soprano “displaying profound imagination and control” (Philadelphia Inquirer), Alize Rozsnyai is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, excelling in baroque and contemporary repertoire. She has performed with companies including Opera Philadelphia, The Cent, and more.
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