The Vocal Music of Alan Beeler Available July 8, 2016
July 1, 2016
The music of Alan Beeler (1939-2016) is frequently a compact, tightly focused one, presenting sharp contrasts of color and mood in the context of clear, direct compositional structures. Although noticeably influenced by artistic movements in Europe and America during the first half of the 20th century, Beeler’s musical voice is an identifiable one – crisp, bold, and pointedly quirky.
On this album pianist Karolina Rojahn and soprano Aliana de la Guardia perform THE SUTTON SONGS with poetry by Dorothy Sutton. Angular melodies and tart harmonies are effectively juxtaposed against gentle, lilting duets in this 7-movement work. Also on the album are the composer’s settings of the beloved JABBERWOCKY featuring baritone Brian Church and INHUMAN HENRY by A.E. Houseman for tenor and orchestra, featuring tenor Eric Christopher Perry.
More information available and stream for free at Nova Records and Spotify. Purchase on iTunes or Amazon
Nominated as Best Lead Actress in a Musical or Opera
January 24, 2015
De la Guardia has been nominated for a 2014 ArtsImpulse Theatre Award under the category of Best Leading Actress in a Musical or Opera for her performance as Mother/Shopper in Guerilla Opera’s production of “Gallo: a fable in music in one act” by Ken Ueno and stage direction by Sarah Meyers. “Gallo” is also nominated under the category of Best Opera.
See the other nominees online at http://www.artsimpulse.com/#!2014-nominees/c6p3.
Concert Featuring the Music of Andy Vores
January 27, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Studio 401, The Boston Conservatory @ 31 Hemenway, Boston, MA
Soprano Aliana de la Guardia and pianist Tae Kim perform an eclectic concert featuring the works of Andy Vores from his opera NO EXIT based on the play by Jean-Paul Sartre and the song cycle CLEOPATRA with poetry by Barbara Chase-Riboud. Additional works by Luciano Berio, Masaki Hasebe and Tae Kim.