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Concert performance of Act II
In 2004, New York City Opera presented the sixth year of its annual contemporary opera series, which is the only one of its kind in the United States. Excerpts from eight American works-in-progress were read by the City Opera Orchestra and soloists under Music Director George Manahan. Featured composers included Richard Danielpour (to an original libretto by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison), John Eaton, Tom Cipullo, Daniel Felsenfeld, Jennifer Griffith, Donald Hagar, Elodie Lauten, Adam Silverman.
Leadership support for VOX 2004 was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Korczak's Orphans was funded in part by the Composer Assistance Program of the American Music Center.
June 6, 2004. Anthony Tommasini: If Operas Can Make it Here... The New York Times. [download pdf]
April 23, 2004. Jim Montgomery: Professor's Libretto Headed for New York Production. The Pioneer of Califonia State University at Hayward. [download pdf]
April, 2004: PRESS RELEASE "New York City Opera presents a preview of the new opera Korczak’s Orphans at Symphony Space" [download pdf]