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Ludwig van Toronto: Emotional Power and Bravura Performance in Tapestry Opera’s JACQUELINE

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Opera Going Toronto reviews WOOLF’s JACQUELINE

Jacqueline du Pré, legendary golden-haired young cellist, unrivalled heir apparent to Casals and Rostropovich, inhabited a life transformed by multiple narrators after her death in 1987 into an almost mythical saga. A relentless surge of rumours and anecdotes still swirls … Continue reading

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SCHMOPERA reviews WOOLF’s JACQUELINE: COME FOR THE MUSIC, STAY FOR EVERYTHING ELSE

Tapestry Opera continues their 40th anniversary season with Jacqueline, a commission for Canadian librettist Royce Vavrek and American composer Luna Pearl Woolf; the end result, directed by Tapestry Artistic Director Michael Mori, is something of a living retrospective of the life … Continue reading

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The Whole Note: Luna Pearl Woolf’s FIRE and FLOOD

This month Tapestry presents the world premiere of American composer Luna Pearl Woolf’s latest opera, Jacqueline. Coinciding with this is the Pentatone release of Woolf’s Fire and Flood on the Oxingale label (PTC5186803 naxosdirect.com). This striking vocal disc features mostly recent works for a cappella choir (the Choir … Continue reading

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Six Preludes

By Lewis Spratlan | For Solo Piano| ~19′

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Six Rags

By Lewis Spratlan | For Solo Piano| 17′

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Lewis Spratlan’s Bangladesh featured on Grammy winning album The Poetry of Places

We are excited to announce that Lewis Spratlan’s, Bangladesh, is one of the world premiere recordings featured on Nadia Shpachenko’s album The Poetry of Places, which was bestowed with the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium. Victor and Marina … Continue reading

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Too Many Vodka Tonics

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For String Quartet | 5′

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To the Fire

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For 6 male voices or AATBBB choir | 13′

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Traum Durch die Dämmerung

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Soprano and Piano| 5′

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One to One to One

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For 3 Female Voices, 3 Cellos, 3 Basses| 15′

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Lili’uokalani for Solo Cello

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello| 10′

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Unspoken Words

By Lewis Spratlan | For SATB Choir and Trombone|10′

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Charlottesville: Summer of 2017

By Lewis Spratlan | For Chamber Ensemble| ~20′

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New England Concordance

By Lewis Spratlan | For TTBB Choir and Piano| 9′

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Chamber Symphony

By Lewis Spratlan | For Chamber Orchestra| 30′

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Impromptu for Solo Viola

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Viola | 7′ “…extended contrapuntal play…” for the viola

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Midi

By Lewis Spratlan | An Opera in One Act | 49′ Continue reading

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Arpeggione for Cello and String Orchestra

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello and string orchestra| 26′ Continue reading

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Missa in Fine Orbis Terrae

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Choir and Organ | 11′

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