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“An American Dream” by #MacDowell Fellow @jackperla premieres August 21 @SeattleOpera

“An American Dream” by #MacDowell Fellow @jackperla premieres August 21 @SeattleOpera

Composer and pianist Jack Perla is active in opera, jazz, chamber, and symphonic music. His operas and instrumental compositions have been widely performed, and he has performed in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, forging a reputation for his unique cross-fertilization of jazz and classical music. Perla has been commissioned by Los Angeles Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, and the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. He is also recipient of the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Composers Award, as well as awards, support, and recognition from the Argosy Fund for New Music, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and numerous other organizations. Perla is currently working on a commission from Opera Theater of Saint Louis for a full-length opera based on Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown, which will premiere in 2016. Enormous Changes , Perla’s thir...

Full article: http://www.seattleopera.org/on-stage/american-dream/

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