August 30, 2016

New Opera Premieres at Texas State University San Marcos

“It’s an ideal means of introducing Mollicone’s delightfully variegated score, a mélange of styles that blur boundaries among classical, jazz, and musical theater. The vocal writing is tuneful, the orchestrations vivid, often harmonically piquant...."

“Harnick’s libretto is equally expressive, filled with wit and provocative imagery. This was the second collaboration between the pair, the first being Coyote Tales in 1998 for Kansas City Lyric Opera...."

CLASSICAL VOICE NORTH AMERICA 5/5/16 – Diane Windeler

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Premiere Performance – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Mollicone's new work performed by Eric Kujawsky and the Redwood Symphony Orchestra, with violin soloist Alexander Eisenberg.

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Thoughts on Copland’s 12-tone pieces: “Inscape” and “Connotations”

For the first time, I listened to Copland’s “Inscape”. This piece to my ear is stronger than “Connotations”, which was written 5 years earlier. Even though it’s not my favorite Copland, it is strong and bold (in the sense of Ruggles), and like Stravinsky, Copland maintains enough of his stylistic elements from the past to […]