Nathaniel Stookey on Ivonne

Nathaniel Stookey discusses his new monodrama Ivonne, with libretto by Jerre Dye. The piece follows the head secretary of a steno pool in the 1960s as she prepares for yet another day at the office. Nathaniel has been a widely performed composer since receiving his first commission from the San Francisco Symphony at age 17. He has since gone on to collaborate with many of the world’s great orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. According to BBC commentator Norman Lebrecht, Stookey’s The Composer is Dead is one of the five most performed classical works of the 21st century, worldwide.

Snapshot is your opportunity to see new works from established and emerging West Coast composers in an intimate concert setting.

Now in its third year, this collaboration between West Edge Opera and Earplay remains the only program of its kind in the bay area.

Sunday January 20th 3:00 pm
San Francisco
Wilsey Center for Opera
The Taube Atrium Theater
401 Van Ness Ave

Saturday January 19th 8:00 pm
Berkeley
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Berkeley Lodge
2288 Fulton Street