AOP Producing Director Produces Baby

October 19, 2010

We at AOP are delighted to announce the birth of Sophia Rose Gray, daughter of AOP Producing Director Matt Gray and wife Dina.  The long-awaited Ms. Gray made her debut on Friday, October 15th, 2010, at 7:59 am.


Father and daughter boast an uncanny family resemblance.


Congratulations to the new parents!  We wish the Gray family all the best.

(Sophia, don’t let your dad dress you up like a superhero.  He has enough toys here at work.)


— The Apprentices



New Music Sunday at Barbès presents Weisman Music

October 15, 2010

Stefan Weisman, Composers & The Voice alumni and Darkling composer, will present some of his original compositions THIS Sunday, October 17th, at 7pm as part of Barbès’s New Music Sunday.  The performance will feature guitarist James Moore with Mellissa Hughes, Corey Dargel, and Wil Smith, as well as soprano Katharine Dain with composer Chris Berg.

In addition to Weisman’s compositions for acoustic and electric guitar (including Everywhere Feathers, with words by Anna Rabinowitz, author of Darkling: A Poem), Dain’s portion will include a sampling of Weisman’s vocal works, from the ethereal Look At The Light (from Weisman’s opera Fade, a commission from Second Movement (UK), with additional development from AOP)  to Twinkie, which was part of AOP’s Composers & The Voice Workshop series, with text by Hostess.  For the animal lovers out there, there’s also Law of the Jungle 1, based on a strange but true story about a lioness who adopts an antelope calf.

Who knows, you might even get a sneak preview of Corey Dargel’s Hold Yourself Together, or hear Ingram Marshall’s Soe-pa and Four Nabokov Songs by Chris Berg.

Barbès is a bar and performance space located in the Park Slope part of Brooklyn, and plays host to regular events such as music, readings and film screenings.  376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.), telephone (347) 422-0248.

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