Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Michael Kelly & SONGFUSION present a Two-Night Celebration of LGBT Composers

Michael Kelly
The New York-based ensemble SONGFUSION, which is dedicated to presenting a wide range of art song repertoire in innovative ways, is presenting a two-night celebration of LGBT composers.

On Friday, MAY 3rd at 7:30 pm, they will present GAY WORDS/GAY MUSIC, a concert that explores issues of gay life. Composers include Eve Beglarian, David Del Tredici, Paula Kimper, David Leisner, Ben Moore, Ned Rorem, Glen Roven, and David Sisco. Topics include sex,
exploration, love and loss. The evening also includes Ben Moore's "Love Remained," which was  commissioned by SongFusion for baritone Michael Kelly.

Randal Turner performs Glen Roven's "A Crazed Girl":

On May 5th, Michael Kell will join the Voxare String Quartet for a benefit performance of Ricky Ian Gordon's Green Sneakers, held at New York’s LGBT Community Center. Green Sneakers, which recently received its West Coast premiere, is a heart wrenching account of the loss of the composer's partner Jeffrey Grossi to AIDS. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Bailey Holt House, an AIDS facility in Greenwich Village, which suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy.​

For additional information and tickets visit SONGFUSION online.

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