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Creators in ConcertDATE POSTED: 3/12/2019
Gregory Spears
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DESCRIPTION:Gregory Spears is a New York-based composer whose work has been called "astonishingly beautiful" (The New York Times), "coolly entrancing" (The New Yorker) and "some of the most beautifully unsettling music to appear in recent memory" (The Boston Globe). In recent seasons, he has been commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cincinnati Opera and Houston Grand Opera, among others. His latest evening-length opera, Fellow Travelers, created with librettist Greg Pierce, premiered at Cincinnati Opera in 2016 and went on to productions at the Prototype Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Minnesota Opera.
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