Composer and Kaufman Music Center composition faculty member Robinson McClellan teaches ComposerCraft at Lucy Moses School and, starting this fall will direct NYC's only dedicated high school-level composition major at the new Special Music School High School. He also teaches music theory and composition at Rutgers, Noteflight, Music-COMP, YCIW and Wagner College.
This May, he will premiere four new works: three in New York City and one in Honolulu.
Sat, May 4, 7 pm at First Unitarian Congregational Society (116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights)
Sun, May 5, 5 pm Unitarian Church of All Souls (Lexington Avenue at 80th St., Manhattan)
A song in Persian on a poem by Rumi, for voice and viola, commissioned for ActorCor's all-Rumi concert. It will be an inspiring and unique event featuring many fine musicians and compositions, all devoted to Rumi.
Find out more.
BQE: An Urban Cantata
Sat, May 18, 1pm at the Secret Theater (4402 23rd St., Long Island City, Queens)
A cantata about the infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, its creator, master builder Robert Moses, and his nemesis, author and organizer Jane Jacobs. Text by Daniel Neer, commissioned by Two Sides Sounding at the Queens New Music Festival. Find out more.
Trinity Dancing Cantata
Sun, May 26 in Honolulu, HI
The first commission in Miguel Felipe's Cantata Project at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Taking up Bach's tradition of cantatas heard as an integral part of the service, the Cantata Project seeks "new cantatas appropriate for use in a concert or liturgical setting by forward-thinking congregations and choral societies." McClellan's cantata and its libretto by his collaborator, Australian poet Robin Muir-Miller, were custom-made for Trinity Sunday 2013, incorporating hymnody for that day in the liturgical calendar.
Tues, May 28, 6:30 pm at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery (547 W. 27th St., Manhattan)
Noise, a film by Zahra Partovi features surreal and deeply moving footage from White Sands, New Mexico and Flushing, Queens, along with music and spoken word by McClellan.
An LMS Collaboration
Both Ostorlab and Noise are the result of a collaboration between Robinson McClellan and Zahra Partovi, which began when Partovi became his composition student at Lucy Moses School.