HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!
The world premiere of Ross' monodrama "For Atticus, the Moonlight's Lover" will take place in Chicago on January 15, 2017! The monodrama is an artistic response to his time in Moscow, and to Putin's anti-LGBTQ laws.
"For Atticus..." will be performed by mezzo-soprano Erin Moll, cellist Aaron Gottl, and pianist John Cockerill. All proceeds will go to the ACLU!
Chicago Social Justice Concert
(All proceeds go to the ACLU)
Sunday January 15, 2017 at 7pm
Unity Lutheran Church
1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Ross' comedic song cycle, "The Passive-Aggressive's Guide to Mother Goose", is a winning submission of One Ounce Opera's "Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song", which will have its performance on November 18th, 2017 at the Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. Mezzo-Soprano Julia Di Fiore and Pianist Nikki Birdsong will be performing. For more information, and to read Ms. Di Fiore's interview with Ross about his work, go HERE!
Classic Concerts NS recently reviewed the Halifax performance of Crossing Borders: Realities Blurred, featuring soprano Maureen Batt and pianist Cheryl Duvall. I was very excited to see a fun and favorable review of the duo's performance of my comedic song cycle, "The Passive-Aggressive's Guide to Mother Goose".
I was lucky to have soprano Sarah Thompson Johansen and pianist Stephen Uhl perform my extended art song/monodrama "Chicago and December" this last Friday, May 27th, 2017. It was recorded in Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University in Chicago. I was also blessed to get permission and support from the wonderful poet W. S. Di Piero in using his poem for the text of this work. You can take a listen HERE!!!
New blog post is up, discussing my year-long process with grief, and how the creative process through two operas helped me come to understand and surrender to its importance. I hope my perspective can be helpful! Enjoy!
Very excited to hear the newest episode of the "Doing the Work Podcast" with Matthan Black, featuring yours truly! We talk grief in the creative process, my career in New Opera, horror movies, Synesthesia, and being true to yourself. Shoutouts in this episode to Heather Meyer, Sarah Thompson Johansen, Rebecca Keil, Erin Moll, The Fourth Wall Ensemble, Katherine B. Dalin, Katherine Arathoon, Maureen Batt, Second Inversion, and Kathleen Supove. Matthan is awesome to talk to, and if you are in the opera world, you should be giving this podcast a listen!
I am so very excited to announce that my comedic song cycle "The Passive-Aggressive's Guide to Mother Goose" will receive its World Premiere in Philadelphia on March 13th and its Toronto premiere on March 20th. I have the pleasure of having it performed by the very talented soprano Maureen Batt and pianist Cheryl Duvall for their "Crossing Borders: Realities Blurred" tour! If any of my Philly friends can make it, I'll be there! Tickets are limited, so get them soon HERE!
Ross' newest album, "Lullabies for Trying Times", will be released on CD and digital formats November 18th. Written for his mother, who passed away from cancer this past July 2014, he gives a tribute of songs that she loved and wanted him to record for so many years.