HERSCHEL

GARFEIN

 

E V E N T S​

Friday, May 13, 2022
KING OF THE RIVER

for baritone and orchestra
world premiere
Keith Phares , baritone  American Modern Ensemble

Geoffrey McDonald, cond.

R E V I E W S

Mortality Mansions 

"One of the most impressive and deeply moving vocal works of the 21st century"  (NATS Journal of Singing) 


Powerful... glowing... radiant... Garfein keeps the vocal line simple and forthright, communicating the text naturally while allowing the piano part to provide harmonic freshness. (Opera News)

Sister Carrie
"An important addition to the American operatic canon." (Opera News)

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
"Composer-librettist Garfein set the diamond-bright dialogue of the Tom Stoppard play with clarity and wit, heightening the comedy through skillful ensemble writing and characterization.'  (The Wall Street Journal)

DEC

3

APR

9

✯Billboard-charting Album on Delos Records✯
Mortality Mansions: Songs of Love and Loss After 60
Music: Herschel Garfein
Texts: Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon

Michael Slattery, Marnie Breckenridge, Dimitri Dover

COMING SOON

✯Major new work for cellist Sophie Shao

The Layers
recording release

Photo of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by James Carnahan

Multi-GRAMMY award winning composer, writer, director
Herschel's latest CD
"Shimmering, expressive song cycle...graceful elegance...ingenious"
San Francisco Chronicle

MORTALITY MANSIONS: Songs of Love and Loss After 60
Available Now