I am finally going to take my third and final month at Montalvo’s Lucas Artists Residency Program, having had to postpone it twice, first on account of my mother’s illness, and secondly on account of mine. Third time’s a charm, I hope. I am deeply grateful for their long memory… It’s perfect timing, as I will go directly from there up to Blue Lake for first rehearsals with singers on Bird Of The Inner Eye.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been awarded a Discovery Grant from Opera America to support my collaboration with Joan Schirle, Founding Artistic Director of Dell’Arte International, on “Bird of the Inner Eye,” a chamber opera based on the life and letters of Pacific Northwest painter Morris Graves.
“OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation’s leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of Discovery Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, which is made possible through the generosity oftheVirginia B. Toulmin Foundation.” Full press release at:
It’s been too long since I played with these wonderful musicians. I’m leaving town again right after this, so carping the diem to make some sweet music. It’s a real listening room, in a lovely old town house in Chelsea, hosted by a couple of serious music lovers – I’m very happy they are hosting this…
Brad Jones, bass
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