Regional news outlet Austurfrétt details plans for the August 2019 performances of Fein’s opera The Raven’s Kiss in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. Originally premiered in New York in 2011, and created in collaboration with dramatist Thorvaldur David Kristjánsson, the opera centers on life in a small fjord town in the 1890’s. The upcoming production is thought to be the first fully staged opera in Iceland’s East Fjords region.
Icelandic article here: https://www.austurfrett.is/lifid/opera-er-eins-og-sushi
Violinist Andrew Sords will bring a new piece by Cleveland-born, New York-based composer Evan Fein (left) to his recital with Eriko Izumida on Sunday afternoon, April 15 at 3:00 pm at Valley Lutheran Church in Chagrin Falls. In addition to Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata, Schubert’s Rondo, and Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs, Sords’ program on the Chagrin Concert Series will feature the first performance of Fein’s Untranslatable (Violin Sonata No. 1).
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Curated by soprano Laura Strickling, this collection of 20 art songs is ideal for active performers looking for exciting new repertoire, voice teachers searching for fresh contemporary songs for their studios, or student vocalists seeking out unique and culturally-relevant new works to fulfill 21st century repertoire requirements.
These songs, which were predominantly composed in the 21st century, represent a broad range of compositional styles from composers living and writing today, and were curated for intermediate through advanced voices. Many of the songs in this volume are excerpted from larger cycles of songs, available directly from the composers.
Includes Fein’s song “Lullaby for a Baby Fairy,” commissioned by Chelsea Rose Friedlander
WKSU 89.7 Cleveland’s Philip de Oliveira interviews Evan Fein, Gerardo Teissonnière, and Corey Shotwell about Fein’s setting of Schubert’s Final Letter, a special “Winterreise” project.
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Voce di Meche reviews Fein and Bergthórsson’s première of “Northern Voices” recital program at Scandinavia House in NYC. “In [Iceland’s] summer there is no night and in winter there is no day. No wonder the music is strange and beautiful!” Full review here