|The Music of Tobias Picker Showcased at Dicapo Opera Theatre|
|On Saturday, February 2 at 8:00 PM New York’s Dicapo Opera Theatre presents The Music of Tobias Picker: a full evening of selected scenes and arias from the composer’s acclaimed operas Emmeline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Therese Raquin and An American Tragedy. Following a successful run of Therese Raquin in its chamber version last February, Picker was appointed to the position of Artistic Advisor to Dicapo. The Music of Tobias Picker is Dicapo’s first presentation of Picker’s music since his appointment. The scenes and arias will be performed by the young singers in Dicapo’s Resident Artists program. In addition to his counsel on repertoire and artistic planning, Mr. Picker has been actively working with the Resident Artists in developing their craft. For the February 2 program, Mr. Picker selected each of the singers and has personally coached them for this performance. Accompanying the singers on February 2 will be British pianist and composer Simon Mulligan.In other Picker happenings, his lush orchestral tone poem Old and Lost Rivers will be performed by the Redwood Symphony of Belmont, California, under conductor Eric Kujawsky on Wednesday, February 9 and his Suite, for cello and piano, can be heard at Temple University’s Rock Hall in Philadelphia with cellist Jeffrey Solow and pianist Charles Abramovic on Tuesday, February 5.
Tobias Picker is a Composer Chair for AOP’s annual series Composers & the Voice.