Review: Berkeley Symphony previews a ‘Frankenstein’ opera
San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 2016
"Like a movie trailer, Grey’s 35-minute orchestral work is assembled out of some of the choice scenes from the full offering, arranged not in narrative order but so as to make things feel all the more alluring. Listening to these selections — which are robust enough to stand on their own, yet still teasingly partial in their dramatic effect — made a cogent argument for the virtues of the opera...Grey’s command of the orchestra is often striking, with ingenious combinations of instrumental color and a dramatic sense of scale that shows off those resources expertly."
San Francisco Chronicle picks FRANKENSTEIN SYMPHONY in top five classical music choices for 2016:
Classical Music Gems for 2016
By Joshua Kosman, December 30, 2015
“Frankenstein” Symphony (May 5): San Francisco composer Mark Grey will unveil an orchestral work drawn from his new opera based on the Mary Shelley classic. Joana Carneiro and the Berkeley Symphony, who co-commissioned the piece, will give the West Coast premiere on a program that also includes Beethoven’s “Creatures of Prometheus” Overture.
New York Philharmonic Biennial 2016
Co-Presented by the New York Philharmonic and National Sawdust
World Premiere of TWENTY - May 24 & 31, 2016
Jennifer Koh, violin
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