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Première of Gregory Sullivan Isaacs new work Night into Dawn, by Gary Levinson and The Violins of Hope

Musik Fabrik is proud to announce the première of an important work for string orchestra by noted American composer Gregory Sullivan Isaacs. The work, entitled «Night Into Dawn » was commissioned by Gary Levinson (Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony.) for The Violins of Hope, Miami and The Young Israel Congregation and The Shul of Bal Harbour. The work will be premièred on December 2nd, 2019 at 8 P.M. at The Shul Sanctuary, 9540 Collins Avenue, Surfside, FL

The Violins of Hope are violins that were played by Jews during the Holocaust and have been restored by Amnon Weinstein. Night Into Dawn is a programmatic work that describes the Night, the decent of anti-Semitism, the brutality of the Holocaust and the Dawn, the renewal of the Jewish spirit.

“Since the Violins of Hope project is about the restored instruments, I decided to write individual and unique parts for each player rather than dividing them into larger groups such as first and second violins,” said Isaacs. The piece lasts about 12 minutes and Isaacs will conduct this world premiere performance.

Violinist Gary Levinson will sit in the solo violin chair and also act as concertmaster. “Gary and I are close friends and I am grateful for his energy that made this all possible,” said Isaacs.


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Gregory Sullivan Isaacs

Biography

The American composer Gregory Sullivan Isaacs is the author of a catalogue of vocal and instrumental works for both large and chamber ensembles. He has been feted for his “clean, neo-romantic, richly melodic musical idiom” (D Magazine). Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in composition, he has also received a grant from the American Music Center and an ASCAP award for his commitment to American music. Recent works include his critically acclaimed Henry Faust, a three-act opera for tenor and piano, produced for public television, and a cantata for singers and a chamber ensemble, UNDELIVERED (libretto by Suzanne Calvin), based on President Kennedy’s final, but undelivered speech, which received a highly successful premiere in May 2014. Recent chamber music includes Dance Suite for Violin and Piano (2015) written for Gary Levinson, Senior Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony.

Mr. Isaacs, also an instrumentalist and tenor vocalist, began his musical training at the high school division of the Interlochen Arts Academy (Michigan). He studied at the universities of Michigan and Miami and holds a Master of Music in vocal performance from Indiana University (Bloomington). His list of teachers and mentors include Thor Johnson, Barre Hill, Martha Lipton, Ivan Davis, Frederick Fennell, Leslie Bassett, Tibor Kozma, Gustav Meier, and Pierre Bernac.

After his singing career, Isaacs continued his compositional work while holding numerous musical directorships, as well as composer-in-residence appointments, with opera, musical theater, choral, and symphonic organizations. In 2009, he was chosen as a fellow in the NEA/Columbia Music Journalism Institute. He is currently the Senior Classical Music Critic for the respected on-line performing arts magazine, Theater Jones. He also writes for other publications such as the Fort Worth Star Telegram and teaches private lessons in voice and composition. Isaacs is currently coaching performers and chamber ensembles as well as teaching voice and composition at the Dallas Music Academy. He also offers a series of classes on music history and literature throughout the year.

L’œuvre du compositeur américain Gregory Sullivan Isaacs comporte de la musicale vocale et instrumentale allant des grands ensembles à la musique de chambre et aux mé lodies. Sa musique a é té appré cié e pour son “style musical pré cis, né o-romantique, et richement mélodique.” (D Magazine). Nominé pour le prix Pulitzer de composition musicale, Isaacs a é galement reçu une bourse du Centre pour la Musique Amé ricaine et également de l’ASCAP pour sa promotion de la musique américaine. Parmi ses œuvres ré centes, citons l’opéra de chambre “Henry Faust”, un tour-de-force pour té nor et piano qui a é té filmé pour la té lé vision publique, et “Undelivered” (livret de Suzanne Calvin), une cantate pour solistes et ensemble de chambre basé e sur le dernier discours du Pré sident Kennedy, qui n’a pas é té présenté e en raison de son assassinat. Sa création, en mai 2014, a reçu les éloges des journalistes pré sents. La “Dance Suite” (2015) pour violon et piano, est é crite pour Gary Levinson, Violon Solo Associé du Dallas Symphony.

M. Isaacs, également instrumentiste et artiste-lyrique, a commencé ses études musicales au lycée de l’Interlochen Arts Academy (Michigan). Il a étudié par la suite aux Universités de Michigan et Miami et a réçu un Master en Art Lyrique de L’Université d’Indiana (Bloomington). Parmi ses maîtres, citons Thor Johnson, Barre Hill, Martha Lipton, Ivan Davis, Frederick Fennell, Leslie Bassett, Tibor Kozma, Gustav Meier, et Pierre Bernac.

Après avoir mis fin à sa carrière de chanteur, Isaacs a continué de composer en parallèle à une carrière de chef d’orchestre, chef de chœur et des projets de composition “en résidence”. En 2009, il a été choisi pour faire partie du NEA/Columbia Institut du journaliste musical. Il est actuellement critique musical du journal Theater Jones. Il écrit également pour d’autres publications et donne des cours de chant et de composition. Actuellement, Actuellement, Isaacs est professeur de musique de chambre, de chant et compositeur au Dallas Music Academy. Il présente egalement une série de cours sur l'histoire de la musique pendant l'année.


List of works published by Musik Fabrik/

Liste d'œuvres éditées par Musik Fabrik


A Simple Love Song (to Victorian Stanzas) for high voice and piano(English text by Willima Fox)/pour voix agüe et piano (texte en anglais par William Fox)

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions - 6€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for horn in F and piano/pour cor en Fa et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for english horn in F and piano/pour cor en Fa et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for bassoon and piano/pour basson et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for Bb clarinet and piano/pour clarinette en Sib et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for Bb bass clarinet and piano/pour clarinette basse en Sib et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for alto saxophone and piano/pour saxophone alto et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for soprano or tenor saxophone in Bb and piano/pour saxophone soprano ou ténor en Sib et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for Bb flugelhorn (bugle) and piano/pour flugelhorn (bugle) en Sib et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for Bb euphonium (baritone) and piano/pour euphonium (baryton) en Sib et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for trombone and piano/pour trombone et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Angel's Pavanne for violin and piano/pour violon et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 9€ 95


The Annuciation for soprano solo, SATB mixed chorus and piano/pour soprano solo, chœur mixte SATB et piano

From Behold! A Christmas Eve Service (in preparation)/extrait de Behold! Service pour la Nuit de Noël, en préparation

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set of six chorus parts/jeu de six parties chorales - 11€ 95


Behold and See Lenten motet for SATB mixed chorus/pour chœur mixte SATB

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set of six chorus parts/jeu de six parties chorales - 8€ 95


Café Song for piano(intermediate level)/pour piano (niveau moyen)

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score/partition - 5€ 95


Dance Suite, from the opera The Yellow Rose of Texas for piano/pour piano

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score/partition - 14€ 95


The Death of Pyramus for bass-buffo or baritone voice and piano (English text by Shakespeare)/pour basse-buffo ou baryton et piano (texte en anglais par Shakespeare

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions - 8€ 95


The Devil's Invention, from the opera Henry Faust for piano/pour piano

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score/partition - 8€ 95


Elegy on the Quilt for tenor voice and piano/pour voix de téeacute;nor et piano

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions partitions - 7€ 95


Eventide: Abide With Me, arranged by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs for high voice and organ/arrangé pour voix aigue et orgue par Gregory Sullivan Isaacs

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions parties - 5€ 95


The First Psalm for high voice and piano(English text)/pour voix agüe et piano (texte en anglais)

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions - 7€ 95


Fantasy on Themes from "Henry Faust" for violin (edited and fingered by Gary Levinson)/pour violon(éditée et doigtés par Gary Levinson)

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score/jeu de deux partition - 7€ 95


Five Personals for tenor voice and piano(English text)/pour voix de ténor et piano (texte en anglais)

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions - 14€ 95


Gather Us In, from "Undelivered" for SATB mixed chorus and piano (English Text adapted from the Oxford Book of Prayer by Suzanne Calvin)/pour ch&uoelig;ur mixte SATB et piano (texte en anglais adaptée du Livre de Prière d'Oxford par Suzanne Calvin)

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set of six chorus parts/jeu de six parties chorales - 14€ 95


Henry Faust, an opera in three acts for tenor voice and piano(English text)/une op&eacte;ra en trois actes pour voix de ténor et piano (texte en anglais)

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions - 49€ 95


Horn Sonata for horn in F and piano/pour cor en Fa et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 29€ 95


Lullaby for voice and piano/pour voix et piano

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions - 7€ 95


More than Conqueors for SATB soloists, SATB mixed chorus and piano/pour solistes SATB ch&uoelig;ur mixte SATB et piano

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set of six chorus parts/jeu de six parties chorales - 14€ 95


My Name Shall Be There for SATB mixed chorus and piano/pour ch&uoelig;ur mixte SATB et piano

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set of six chorus parts/jeu de six parties chorales - 14€ 95


Night Into Dawn for string ensemble (4.4.3.3.0)/pour ensemble à cordes (4.4.3.3.0)

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score/partition - 19€ 95

parts on rental/matériel en location


Quiet Night for piano/pour piano

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score/partition - 6€ 95


Quiet Night for piano and orchestra (1120/2220/timp/1perc/hp/strings)/pour piano et orchestre (1120/2220/timb/1perc/hpe/cordes)

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full score/partition d'orchestre - 8€ 95


Quiet Night for piano and orchestra (1120/2220/timp/1perc/hp/strings)/pour piano et orchestre (1120/2220/timb/1perc/hpe/cordes)

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full score and complete parts/partition d'orchestre et matériel - 29€ 95


Sonata for flute and piano/pour flûte et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 19€ 95


Sonata for alto saxophone and piano/pour saxophone alto et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 19€ 95


Song Without Words for english horn and piano/pour cor anglais et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for Bb clarinet and piano/pour clarinette en Sib et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for Bb bass clarinet and piano/pour clarinette en Sib et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for alto saxophone and piano/pour saxophone alto et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for bassoon and piano/pour basson et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for F horn and piano/pour cor en Fa et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for Bb trumpet and piano/pour trompette en Sib et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for trombone and piano/pour trombone en Sib et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for Bb euphonium and piano/pour baryton en Sib et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for tuba and piano/pour tuba et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for violin and piano/pour violon et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for viola and piano/pour alto et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for violoncello and piano/pour violoncelle et piano

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score and part/partition et partie - 8€ 95


Song Without Words for flute, Bb clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano/pour flûte, clarinette en Sib, violon, violoncelle et piano

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score and parts/partition et parties - 12€ 95


Songs From Calamus for tenor voice and piano(English text by Walt Whitman)/pour voix de ténor et piano (texte en anglais de Walt Whitman)

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions - 12€ 95


Songs From Calamus for baritone voice and piano(English text by Walt Whitman)/pour voix de baryton et piano (texte en anglais de Walt Whitman)

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions - 12€ 95


Three Dramatic Psalms for high voice and piano(English text)/pour voix aigue et piano (texte en anglais)

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set of two scores/jeu de deux partitions - 9€ 95


Thus Spake Joel for SATB chorus and piano(English text)/pour ch&8elg;ur SATB et piano (texte en anglais)

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set of six chorus parts/jeu de six parties vocales - 19€ 95


Thus Spake Joel for SATB chorus and string quartet(English text)/pour ch&8elg;ur SATB et quautor à cordes (texte en anglais)

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score and quartet parts/partition et parties cordes - 12€ 95


For further study about Gregory Sullivan Isaacs/Pour plus d'information sur Gregory Sullivan Isaacs

The Composer's Website/Le Site Web du compositeur (en anglais)

TheaterJones: An article with the composer and librettist Suzanne Calvin about creating the oratorio "Undelivered"/article avec le compositeur et le libretiste Suzanne Calvin sur la processus de création de l'oratorio "Undelivered" (en anglais)

Southwest Now Magazine: Article about the composer/article sur le compositeur

Dallas Star-Telegram: Review of "Undelivered" in the Dallas Star-Telegram/Critque de "Undelivered dans le Dallas Star-Telegram

D Magazine: Review of "Undelivered" in the D Magazine/Critque de "Undelivered dans la revue "D"