Thursday, December 8, 2016 — For Immediate Release – Pianist/composer Gregg Kallor brings his acclaimed setting of Edgar Allan Poe's short story, The Tell-Tale Heart, to SubCulture on January 14, 2017 with soprano Melody Moore and cellist Joshua Roman, featuring a semi-staging by Sarah Meyers. The sold-out premiere in October and final concert of Unison Media’s Crypt Sessions concert series was featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NYC Arts 13, and on NY1 among others.
“I can’t think of a better opera to become a new Halloween tradition.”
-New York Observer
Kallor has also been commissioned to write a new work for string orchestra by Town Hall Seattle, which will be premiered by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Joshua Roman on June 21st, 2017.
SubCulture Presents: Gregg Kallor - The Tell-Tale Heart
with Melody Moore, soprano, and Joshua Roman, cello
directed by Sarah Meyers
January 14, 2017 | Doors 10PM | Show 11PM
Tickets: $35, (Direct Link)
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ABOUT GREGG KALLOR:
Gregg Kallor is a composer and pianist whose music fuses the classical and jazz traditions he loves into a new, deeply personal language. The New York Times writes: “At home in both jazz and classical forms, [Kallor] writes music of unaffected emotional directness. Leavened with flashes of oddball humor, his works succeed in drawing in the listener – not as consumer or worshipful celebrant, but in a spirit of easygoing camaraderie.”
Kallor joined an all-star roster of musicians, including Joyce DiDonato, Anthony Dean Griffey, Isabel Leonard, Susanna Phillips, Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony McGill, actors Sharon Stone and Ansel Elgort, and many more, for An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope. Kallor recorded two songs for the album, with Melody Moore – “One Child,” which Kallor composed for this project – and Matthew Polezani. All profits from the sale of this album will go to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.
The Crypt Sessions - Gregg Kallor: The Tell-Tale Heart, promo 1