MUSIC-THEATRE GROUP 

Diane Wondisford, Producing Director  

20 JAY STREET, SUITE 740, BROOKLYN, NY 11201

Phone: 718.797.1145  Fax: 718.408.9575  info@musictheatregroup.org

IN DEVELOPMENT @ MTG

Music by DOUGLAS CUOMO

Based on the song cycle Winterreise by Wilhelm Müller


Featuring

BETH CLAYTON, mezzo-soprano

DOUGLAS CUOMO, guitars

ALAN JOHNSON, piano and keyboards

FRANK LONDON, trumpet


Directed by DAVID SCHWEIZER

Designed by DARREL MALONEY and DAVID ZINN

JOHN CONKLIN, dramaturg



WINTER’S JOURNEY

From December 30 to January 6, Doug Cuomo (composer, guitarist, special effects), Beth Clayton (singer/instrumentalist) and Frank London (trumpeter), led by director David Schweizer and music director Alan Johnson, truly brought to life Doug’s setting of twenty four poems of obsession, loss, and longing.  No small feat!


Each day the team discovered new ways to inhabit the work through improvised movement and musical improvisation as well as the written music and text.  There was no separation between the instrumentalists and the singer, who could also be found at the keyboard, piano or guitar.


With John Conklin and Darrel Maloney also on hand for the workshop, ideas about the theatrical setting, lighting and visual framework for Winter’s Journey came to the foreground.

 

In short, the workshop was artistically fulfilling and extremely productive!


We will be performing the work in 2014.  Stay tuned!

LATEST NEWS | January, 2013

Photos by Peter Serling