Music by Robert Xavier Rodríguez
has had over 2000 operatic and orchestral performances by conductors such as Antal Dorati, Neville Marriner, Raymond Leppard and Leonard Slatkin, and organizations such as New York City Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Vienna Schauspielhaus
, Cleveland Orchestra and the Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Saint Louis, National, Boston and Chicago Symphonies. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Goddard Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Prix Lili Boulanger
and the Prix de Composition Prince Pierre de Monaco.
Rodríguez has served as composer-in-residence with the San Antonio Symphony and the Dallas Symphony. Fifteen CDs featuring his music have been recorded (1999 GRAMMY nomination), and his works are published exclusively by G. Schirmer. He holds an endowed chair at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is director of the Musica Nova Ensemble
Described by The New York Times
as having a “clear, bright soprano,” Rebecca Duren
is often praised for her charming presence on the operatic stage. Highlights include engagements with Ente Concerti in Italy performing Purcell’s Dido and Aneas
, numerous appearances with American Opera Theater, including the role of Jonathas in M.A. Charpentier’s David et Jonathas
and as Galatea in Acis + Galatea: A Circus Opera
. As a soloist, Duren has appeared with Firebird Orchestra, The Grand Tour Orchestra, Barefoot Baroque, Miami Bach Society, Musica Nova and has appeared as a guest artist with the Indiana University New Music Ensemble.
Jeff Lankov Jeff Lankov
is a pianist dedicated to the works of living composers and American music, particularly as it relates to the synthesis of popular and
classical forms. He has been described as “a fearless musician,” and “a pianist of great passion and verve.” Upcoming projects include the
Carnegie Hall premiere and recording of the complete piano works of Robert Xavier Rodríguez, the complete piano works of John Adams, and avant-garde arrangements of works by The Beatles, Radiohead and Gershwin. Lankov received a Ph.D. from New York University. http://www.JeffLankov.com