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Performances, premieres, readings, reviews

 

PROJECTS|PERFORMANCES

My God to Thee I Call (SATB) commissioned by Dr. Mark A. Boyle and the Pittsburgh Compline Choir.  Premiere in Winter 2020. 

For Xana, on the Stilwell F Train, 10:23pm (SATB with divisi) commissioned Alex Canovas and the Young New Yorkers' Chorus. Premiere March 14, 2o2o. 

Manhattan: The Unpeopled City and Crowds

New art song cycle for the Seen/Heard Trio

featuring art by illustrator Laura Boren. Premiere TBA.

Unbelievable (musical) 

Set in Chattanooga, Tennessee in the 1930s, the musical Unbelievable is inspired by the tale of Jackie Mitchell, a young woman with a gift for America’s favorite pastime. As one of the few female ball players to play with men in the minor leagues, Jackie Mitchell was something of a phenomenon. During an exhibition game at the newly constructed Engel Stadium, Mitchell finds herself pitching against two of the most famous baseball players of all time: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Unbelievable captures the spirit of love and baseball by looking into the heart of true talent to find indomitable courage. 

There was a 29-hour Reading as part of the New Stages Festival with Skyline Theater in New Jersey on March 17, 2017 and again on March 16, 2019.  

More info about the show.

 
Directed by Sam Scalamoni
Book by John DeVore
Music and Lyrics by Kevin and Rachel Fogarty

ChoralNet blog features article about Flying (SSAA, oboe, violin, and cello) One from the Folder: Repertoire Thoughts for Women’s/Treble Choirs by Shelbie L. Wahl-Fouts 

Written by guest contributor and commissioner Dr. Mark A. Boyle

AVAILABLE NOW: Dramatic Stories in an Intimate Setting 

(Volume 1-3).  Edited by soprano Sabrina Laney Warren, DMA, a collection of art songs for high voice and piano including settings of poetry by Sara Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Evelyn Scott, Rainer Maria Rilke, Amy Lowell, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 

For samples, listen here. Sheet music available through Amazon

Recording coming soon. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sun, Jun 28
Knoxville Convention Center
National Association of Teachers of Singing 56th National Conference
Breakout Session Mini Recital #3 featuring soprano, Sabrina Laney Warren and pianist, Perry Mears
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Sun, Mar 08
Princess Theatre
A Celebration of Women's Suffrage
Featuring the premiere of a new chamber choral work, "Root ye the living tree" (SATB, SSAA, soprano, piano, cello, clarinet) commissioned and performed by the Roane Choral Society.
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Fri, Jan 24
Baryshnikov Arts Center
A Thousand Faces: The Lon Chaney Musical
Industry Reading
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Mon, Jan 13
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
NYC songSlam 4.0 by Sparks and Wiry Cries
featuring a new art song performed by Elisa Nikoloulias
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REVIEWS

"There is a clear sense of craft in her music. She writes beautifully for the voice, but seems equally comfortable writing for instruments. There is an emotional immediacy in her writing that is very attractive, but when you scratch the surface, there is great depth. Her music tends toward tonality, but it is not the tonality of a composer trapped in a prison. It is someone who is informed by the tradition that has discovered her own vocabulary without simply imitating. "

KURT KNECHT | COMPOSER and FOUNDER OF MUSICSPOKE

"Praise be to new young composers. Fogarty...was on hand to receive a well-earned ovation for her marvelous score .... Her instrumentations were clever, original. She has a rare talent for program music. Sometimes it was just a shift in rhythm or a solo instrument popping out of the mix that created moods — dark, sassy, dreamy, lighthearted and dramatic — but make no mistake, her accompaniments to the six songs have as much personality as the lyrics, and that’s without facial expressions."  

BECKY BALL | THE OAK RIDGER

"...especially keen on work that marries text expertly to sounds. [Donna Hill, Director of the Carolina Voices Festival Singers] praises the way Fogarty gives you the musical sensation of flight as you listen to Earhart’s narrative, using a violin, cello and oboe to keep the audience aloft.." 

LAWRENCE TOPPMAN | THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

PAST PERFORMANCES

sky darkening early (string quartet) was selected as part of the JACK Reading Sessions featuring the JACK Quartet in partnership with the Metropolis Ensemble on December 9, 2019.

Crescent Street at 38th Avenue was commissioned and premiered by the Astoria Music Project on February 9, 2019 in Astoria, NY. 

Glendale International Film Festival

featuring an original score for the film Little Giver

Directed and written by Jessica Park

Cinematography by David Park. Screening was on October 6, 2018.

Belvedere Chamber Music Festival June 21-24, 2017
Luna Nova Ensemble at Grace St. Luke's Memphis, TN.

Produced by Luna Nova Music, the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival performs masterpieces of the 20th and 21st century as well as new works by emerging composers. In addition to performances, the festival also offers educational opportunities for young composers and performers through lectures, masterclasses, and private instruction. Thursday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. and WKNO LIVE LUNCH (live stream available at www.wknofm.org)
Wednesday, June 21, 12:10 - 1:00 p.m.

Art Song Recital featuring Sabrina Laney Warren, soprano

 Thursday, April 25, 2019 
Wesleyan College
4760 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210 

 with pianist Judith Pfeiffer featuring works by women composers. On the program: Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Amy Beach, Rachel DeVore Fogarty,  and Libby Larsen. 

Art Song Recital featuring Sabrina Laney Warren, soprano

 Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
Collierville United Methodist -  Sanctuary on the Square
104 Rowlett Street Collierville, TN 38017 

 with pianist Judith Pfeiffer featuring works by women composers. On the program: Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Amy Beach, Rachel DeVore Fogarty,  and Libby Larsen. 

2019 Avanti Concert Series, Tennessee Women Composers Concert  

 Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. The Beethoven Club of Memphis - 

​featuring Sabrina Laney Warren, soprano; including chamber works by Rachel DeVore Fogarty, Jennifer Higdon, Enrica Ramey, and Lyn Joyner. These works will feature voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, and piano. This concert is funded in part by a grant from Arts Memphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission. 
 

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