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Three Dream Songs in 31-tone temperament by Joel Mandelbaum
20 May, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
The featured work will Joel Mandelbaum’s Three Dream Songs in 31-tone temperament. Performing will be JinXiang Yu, soprano, with Teresa Pietromonaco and Nicole Triandafilos, violins. Joel Mandelbaum will be playing the microtonal keyboard of the Scalatron. The program will also include excerpts from The Village, Mandelbaum’s 1995 opera which was performed at the College when it was first written. There will a concentration on sections of the expanded portions never heard before at the College. Present students who will be singing are Jessica Courtney, Klaudia Moralewska and David Szabo. Also tentatively planned for the program is a suite of recorder and piano pieces composed in 1974 but never heard at the College. Randee Mia Berman, for whom the suite was composed forty-five years ago, would be the soloist. If time permits, Mandelbaum shall improvise on themes submitted by the audience.