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Past Dates

Saturday, March 10th, 2018


The Great God Pan - World Premiere

Chopin Theater
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622

MARCH 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18*, 2018 @ 7:30PM & *3:00PM
Chopin Theatre | Studio

Music and Libretto by Ross Crean


Based on Arthur Machen’s novella The Great God Pan takes its story from an eponymous 1890 novella by Welsh author Arthur Machen, which explores themes of scientific hubris, transcendental medicine, and unexplainable supernatural behavior. Composer Ross Crean adapted Machen’s narrative into the work’s libretto himself, an ambitious and rare undertaking for a composer. The story begins with a surgery gone wrong. Dr. Raymond invites Mr. Clarke to witness an important experiment based on elements of nontraditional, ancient rituals. Raymond sacrifices his wife Mary as the subject of his attempt to access a higher spiritual plane – referred to as, “seeing the Great God Pan” – and unwittingly initiates a series of mysterious supernatural occurrences that Clarke encounters over the next few decades. — Synopsis Courtesy of Naxos of America

Friday, January 19th, 2018

$10/SXU students free

Lost Daughters: A Chamber Opera in One Act

Saint Xavier University
3700 W 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655
$10/SXU students free


Another Voice Collaborative Presents
Lost Daughters
A Chamber Opera in One Act
Music by Ross Crean
Libretto by Katherine Arathoon

Clytemnestra - Jessica Hiltabidle
Queen of the Night - Katherine Bruton
Mrs. Darling - Marysa Abbas
Accompanied by Jordan Crice, Piano

Synopsis: The Queen of the Night, Mrs. Darling, and Clytemnestra reconvene
repeatedly to a desolate wasteland, where they return each time someone is
done reading their stories. They then discuss the losses of each of their
daughters, one by death (Iphigenia), one by estrangement (Pamina), and one
by intervalic disappearance (Wendy Darling). It is also about how these
three very different women come together to express their grief and
eventually, with the discovery that they relive this story and these
feelings on repeat, decide to try and end the cycle. Lost Daughters is
about grief, a mother’s love, and the possible results of changing the

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

8pm - 9:30pm

New Brew Chicago: Ladies Night

7006 N Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626

Tenor Joshua Louis Smith will be premiering my LGBTQ themed art song "Hidden Things" as part of this event. Sarah Thompson Johansen, who plays Helen in my opera "The Great God Pan," will also be singing an aria from that show called "Gethsemane".

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

7:30PM - 9PM

Guest pianist Holly Roadfeldt

Guzzetta Hall, 157 University Ave. (across from E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall)
Akron, OH 44308

Pianist Holly Roadfeldt will be presenting a concert of New Music, including the world premiere of two of my piano miniatures inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer™, "Tara" and "Willow".

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

7 p.m.
Donation at door

World Music Company Grand Opening

1808 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 779-7059
Donation at door
The World Music Company, a not-for-profit music institution, formerly World Folk Music Company, is having a grand opening fundraiser show. Also performing that night will be Dyed in the Wool, Fred Holstein, and Anne Harris. Hosted by WGN's Rick Kogan.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

8:00 PM

"Blackwater" CD Release Show

1808 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60643
United States
773 779-7059
We're going to be celebrating the release of the "Blackwater" CD with a show and afterparty! Come over!

Saturday, January 13th, 2007


Ross Crean with special guests Dyed In The Wool

World Folk Music Company
1808 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60643
Ross will be performing songs from his latest album, "This Too Shall Pass", as well as songs from his forthcoming Celtic CD and follow up CD to TTSP called "Stillmore Ghosts".

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

7:00 P.M.
World Folk Music Company
Chicago, IL
We are having a CD release show and party for Ross' new album "This Too Shall Pass". Tickets are $10.00. No alcohol, but free food.