World premiere of the TTBB adaptation with live orchestra
Adapted and conducted by Thea Kano
March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
The Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC
Tickets: Call 202-293-1548
This will be the world premiere of an arrangement of an extraordinarily beautiful piece, the Maurice Duruflé Requiem. The arc of the piece is hopeful and there are beautiful harmonic progressions, and huge, dramatic climaxes throughout the work. The acoustics at the Church of the Epiphany are perfect for this piece and experiencing it for the first time in history will be exciting. And we are recording it live!
Special guest soloist Breanna Sinclairé
A native of Baltimore, MD, soprano Breanna Sinclairé is a graduate of the esteemed Baltimore School for the Arts and Tanglewood Institute. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in vocal performance from the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts, under the tutelage of Maria Fortuna Dean and Kate Conklin. She earned her Masters of Music in opera from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as the first transwoman of the opera program, under the pedagogy of Ms. Ruby Pleasure.
Operatic performances include Carmen (as Carmen), Cavalli’s La Calisto (Furie), Menotti’s The Old Maid and The Thief (Miss Todd), Mozart's The Magic Flute, Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, Rameau's Platée, and Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s West Side Story, as well as contemporary performances in Meredith Monk’s Songs of Ascension at the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre (REDCAT) and Zachary Sharrin’s Time Bodies at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in downtown Los Angeles.
Ms. Sinclairé also holds the distinction of being the first transwoman to sing the National Anthem at a national sporting event – first with the Oakland A’s, and more recently for the San Francisco Deltas. She was among Out Magazine’s 2015 "OUT100" list of LGBT heroes.