June 2 - Party Prosek

Party at Erling's tonight -- couldn't stay long, had to eat and run, but glad to see we've got 21st-Century Music back up on the web.

Then Harriet and I off to Lisa Scola Prosek's beautiful and engaging Belfagor, with a warm-up act of a scene from a fine work-in-progress by Peter Josheff -- will write both up for August 2007 issue of 21stc. Lots of friendly folks involved and present, at Thick House, including first rate performances by

Soprano Eliza O'Malley -- in both works, first time to hear her in one of her partner Peter Josheff's pieces... very happy to have her appear as Vladimir in Waiting for Godot in less than two weeks(!).

+ also in Lisa's Soprano Maria Mikeyeko (GHP), Alto Gar, Tenor Aurelio Viscarra (GHP), and Bass Cliff Romig, with pretty much an SFCCO chamber ensemble of clarinetist Rachel Condry, violist Katie Wreede, bassist Ken, plus cellist, with Lisa on piano, conduced by Marty Stoddard, with pianist Alexis Alrich in the Josheff.

Direction and visuals, also excellent, by Jim Cave and Jakob.

In audience, Michael McDonagh, who will be writing up Paul Dresher's The Tyrant for San Francisco Classical Voice. Also good to see Tony and Hillary, proprietors of Thick House, who are certainly supportng local opera....

Back home, contemplating Godot orchestration 45-46...