November 2, 2011
Schott Music, one of the world’s leading music publishing houses, has launched a new digital music publishing platform called PSNY, Project Schott New York. AOP composers and collaborators Kamran Ince, Hannah Lash, David T. Little, Tobias Picker, Alvin Singleton and Gregory Spears will be among the group of artists participating in the pilot phase of this new and innovative publishing strategy.
Check out PSNY here: http://www.eamdllc.com/psny/about/
AOP Composers with corresponding Projects:
Kamran Ince—Judgment of Midas (January 2011)
Hannah Lash—Composers & the Voice (2006)
David T. Little—Opera Grows in Brooklyn (July 2009)
Tobias Picker—Composers & the Voice Composer Mentor
Alvin Singleton–Brooklyn Bones: Requiem for the Revolutionary War Prison Ship Martyrs (November 2008)
Gregory Spears—Paul’s Case (June 2010) and The Lost Laïs of Albion (September 2011)
Kamran Ince, one of several AOP composers to be featured on Project Schott New York
November 11, 2008
Composer Alvin Singleton
This weekend, composer Alvin Singleton will premiere “Brooklyn Bones,” a choral and orchestral piece written exclusively for the 100th anniversary of the 1908 dedication of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument – one of the most important and sacred memorials in our country. The majestic, Stanford White-designed Prison Ship Martyrs Monument which stands in the heart of Fort Greene Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (home of American Opera Projects) honors over 11,500 Prisoners of War who perished for the cause of freedom aboard British prison ships during the American Revolutionary War of Independence. Remains of the Prison Ship Martyrs are interred in a crypt beneath the Monument.
On Saturday, November 15th, after a full day of free family events in Fort Greene Park celebrating the anniversary, a Reception and Benefit for the Fort Greene Park Conservancy will be held in the lobby of nearby Brooklyn Tech High School, with food and entertainment, followed by the 7:30 PM premier performance of Singleton’s “Brooklyn Bones.” The Brooklyn Tech Reception and Benefit is open to the public with a $25 per person donation to the Conservancy.
AOP sponsored an afternoon of educational outreach with Mr. Singleton last month when he visited music students at Brooklyn High School of the Arts to discuss his composition of the piece.
Learn more about the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and the Centennial Celebration here.
July 10, 2008
Composer Alvin Singleton
AOP is proud to announce that Meet the Composer has awarded AOP and composer Alvin Singleton a “Creative Connections” grant for Singleton’s participation in the development and outreach programming of a newly commissioned work. The work, a dramatic oratorio for chamber orchestra and chorus with a commissioned text by author Patricia Hampl, is about the 100 year-old Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn. The commission has been paid by The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, with funds raised through a consortium of organizations, city, state and private donations.
AOP will partner with these organizations to develop the work, building national and community awareness about the subject in advance of the November 2008 rededication of the Monument.