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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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New York Times: When musicians get up and move

By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM JULY 28, 2017 A Victorian dictum, now out of fashion, states that children should be seen, not heard. The opposite might be said of the 19th-century concert setup: Players were to be heard, not seen — or at … Continue reading

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Examiner: PENTATONE tries to get the jump on Christmas music marketing

Originally posted on Oxingale Music:
29 October 2015 “Woolf has mustered just the right combination of sonorities and thematic material that makes the perfect glove to fit Wilner’s poetic hand.” Last August PENTATONE decided that the summer would be the perfect…

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Examiner: PENTATONE tries to get the jump on Christmas music marketing

Woolf has mustered just the right combination of sonorities and thematic material that makes the perfect glove to fit Wilner’s poetic hand. Continue reading

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