Monday, May 19, 2008

Alvin Singleton in Italy

Atlanta composer Alvin Singleton writes to say that he and his wife Lisa have been in Bogliasco, Italy on the Ligurian Sea for the past month.  (See photo of Alvin enjoying the view.)  Alvin is there as recipient of the Aaron Copland Bogliasco Fellowship in Music, given by the Bogliasco Foundation.

Of his fellowship-sponsored stay, Alvin says, "I am serving as Composer-in-Residence at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities.  While there I am composing a newly commissioned work for chorus and chamber orchestra based on an original text by poet and librettist Patricia Hampl.  The piece will celebrate the 100th anniversary and re-dedication of the Fort Greene Park Martyrs' Monument in Brooklyn."

Alvin and Lisa return to Atlanta this week.

—Mark Gresham

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