American Composers Concert: Matthews and Fornarola

Merkin Hall

Monday | May 16 2022 | 7:30 pm

Grammy winner Edward Parks and Tony nominee Christiane Noll headline a concert of music by American composers Nathan R. Matthews and Drew Fornarola.

Metropolitan Opera and Broadway/Off-Bwy artists include include Blythe Gaissert, Thomas J. Capobianco, Grace Choi, Jamie LaVerdiere, and Quentin Bruno.

Matthews’ music includes arias and duets from THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO with a libretto by Metropolitan Opera stage director, Stephen Pickover, and a new song cycle, THE RUMINATIONS AND REFLECTIONS OF AN ARMCHAIR PHILOSOPHER with poems by Peter Haslett Kelly.  

Award winning Dreamworks composer, Fornarola’s songs are from his musicals TIANAMEN and #DORIAN.

Tickets $55

ARTISTS
Christiane Noll, Edward Parks, Blythe Gaissert, TJ Capobianco, Detra Davis, Jamie LaVerdiere, Grace Choi, Quentin Bruno, Gen Parton-Shin, Michael Jayne Walker, Kerri George

Nathan R. Matthews / Piano

COMPOSERS/TITLES
Composer and Lyricist – DREW FORNAROLA 
TIANAMEN and #DORIAN, excerpts and other works in progress (includes world premiere performances)

Individual Song Titles TBA

Composer – NATHAN R. MATTHEWS 
THE RUMINATIONS AND REFLECTIONS OF AN ARMCHAIR PHILOSOPHER (world premiere song cycle) (PETER H. KELLY, Poet) 

It Always Sucks To Be Someone/Doubt
Safer
Life
Right
Wild Monkeys

Composer – NATHAN R. MATTHEWS
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, a lyric drama, extended excerpts of arias and duets (includes world premiere performances)   (STEPHEN PICKOVER, Librettist)

Edmond/Mercédès Love Duet
Edmond Dantès Revenge Aria
Valentine Aria
Albert Aria
Mercédès Scena and Aria with Edmond
Madame Villefort Poison Aria 
Edmond The Past Aria 
Valentine and Albert Love Duet   
Finale – Edmond, Mercédès, Albert, Valentine

Press Release
Broadway World

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$35 senior and student tickets are available by phone or in person. Call the box office at 212 501 3330.

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David Del Tredici
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Kate Lindsey Kate Lindsey, mezzo soprano | Tod Fitzpatrick, baritone | Chris Pedro Trakas, baritone | John Koch, tenor | Richard Pearson Thomas Richard Pearson Thomas, composer/pianist | Nathan Ray Matthews, composer/pianist | William Komaiko, composer/pianist 

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