Composing Conversations

Composing Conversations is an ongoing discussions series featuring some of the most noteworthy international composers. TDO believes in bringing their talents to Dallas whenever possible. Composing Conversations is designed to showcase all types of opera composers, from grand opera to chamber. This series will not only introduce you to some of these great talents, but hopefully ignite your interest in new operatic works.

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    Thursday, November 17th

    Composing Conversations with Michel van der Aa

    Michel van der Aa, winner of the 2015 Johannes Vermeer Award and 2013 Grawemeyer award, is one of today’s most sought-after composers and stage directors. A pioneer in the realms of new music and technology, his staged works – incorporating film and sampled soundtrack – are a seamless hybrid of musical theatre and multimedia. Netherlands-born, van der Aa maintains strong roots in his home country including close ties with the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. The Concertgebouw Orchestra announced a partnership with van der Aa with the position of ‘House Composer’, which led to the creation of several major works. In 2015-16, Van der Aa created an interactive digital song cycle that was released as a website and smartphone app at the end of May 2015.

    Tickets will not be issued for this event, simply RSVP to attend.

    Time 6:30pm

    Where Hamon Hall Winspear Opera House (map) (directions)

    Cost FREE, with RSVP