Monday, March 1, 2010

TLU Guest Composer

Ricky Ian Gordon is a leading writer of vocal music that spans art song, opera, and musical theater.
His unusual ability to find the musical core of a poem or lyric and express that essence in an appropriate musical style, has given his songs great appeal to singers of all styles and persuasions. Mr. Gordon’s songs have been performed and or recorded by such internationally renowned singers as RenĂ©e Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Audra MacDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Andrea Marcovici, Melanie Helton, Harolyn Blackwell, Betty Buckley, Margaret Lattimore, Stephanie Novacek and Mary Philips, among many others.
His accomplishments in musical theater are also very notable, with shows such as My Life with Albertine, Dream True, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Only Heaven and Morning Star having been successfully performed. In 2010 a new musical, Sycamore Trees, will debut with the Signature Theater.
“A Recital and Conversation with Ricky Ian Gordon” will feature students from the studio of Professor Shaaron Conoly, head of vocal studies at the Texas Lutheran University School of Music. The recital will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in Ayers Recital Hall of the Schuech Fine Arts Center on the TLU campus.
On March 3, Gordon will perform his compositions along with guest artists Lori Bade, Rachel Fry, Laurie Jenschke, John Seesholtz, and Laurel Thomas. “In Recital: Ricky Ian Gordon & Guest Artists” will begin at 7 p.m., also in the Ayers Recital Hall of the Schuech Fine Arts Center on the TLU campus.
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Host John Clare will speak with Gordon while in Seguin and post here on the KPAC Blog!

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