One-act chamber opera

Storrs - posted Nov, 15 2013

STORRS- Blue Mountain, a chamber opera in one act, for four voices, and 33 instruments, will have its U.S. premiere at the University of Connecticut’s von der Mehden Recital Hall on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. This will mark the opera’s first performance outside of Norway, where it was commissioned in 2008 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Edvard Grieg’s death. The opera was originally commissioned by Det Norske Blaseenensemble and The Bergen International Festival. It premiered at The Ultima Music Festival and later recorded and released by Bridge Music in 2008. The evening’s program will begin with Percy Grainger’sThe Duke of Marlborough Fanfare, which was dedicated to Edvard Grieg by the composer. Tickets are $10, available on the day of the event and free for students and children. Box office opens at 7 p.m. Free parking is available in UConn lots adjacent to the recital hall. For more information please visit:

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