28 December 15 11:55
Critique my composition "5 preludes" to productions oz (Canada and US territory) in the magazine "classical guitar magazine" Chris Dumingan.
A handful of preludes that stand on their own
'I had not come across Serge Di Mosole's music before it arrived recently at my door. The five preludes are of decent size, not little 12-bar preludes, but rather each is its own separate little item. Like the SilIs miniatures mentioned elsewhere, the first of these preludes sounds like it could have come from a children's TV program; it's warm and beautifully worked-out harmonies instantly took me back to the days of BBC's Children's Hour. Set in 6/8 in a friendly C major, it nevertheless migrates in and out of several keys along the way in a very natural fashion, and completes with a war
27 December 15 17:35
Maestro Robert W. Butts was featured in the November issue of New Jersey Monthly.
27 December 15 17:34
Maestro Robert W. Butts was named Comcast Newsmaker in August 2015. The interview is broadcast through Comcast, New Jersey.
19 December 15 19:01
*** Anna was granted the UK Exceptional Talent Migrant Visa! It is extremely exciting to be granted one of 500 visas of this type, limited to every half a year, to share between all the countries in the world, which are not in the European Union and also divided between 6 categories: Science, Engineering, Humanities, Medicine, Digital technologies and finally the Arts! At last no professional restrictions!
*** Anna is thrilled to be nominated for the best female supporting role in an opera at the Helpmann Awards in Sydney, Australia, for her performance of the role of Rosimonda in Handel's Faramondo at the Brisbane Baroque Festival 2015.
17 December 15 15:55
"NUANCED, FULL, FLEXIBLE AND WARM...SHE WAS QUITE MARVELOUS"
17 December 15 15:52
"SOPRANO JENNA SILADIE WAS PARTICULARLY IMPRESSIVE AS LUCIA. SHE CREATED A VERY MEMORABLE CHARACTER OUT OF THIS PART THAT IS OFTEN FORGETTABLE BUT FOR SOME PRETTY COLORATURA AND A FEW HIGH B-FLATS..."