On March 5, Amy Scurria's (Ph.D. Composition, 2015) Katia on Mt. Unzen will be performed at the International Women's Day Concert in Chicago. Katia on Mt. Unzen, on a text by Germaine Shames about the life and death of Katia Krafft, was premiered in New York City in June 2022 through the Art Song Preservation Society of New York by mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh and pianist Shaobai Yuan.
2023 is off to a busy start for Scurria. In January, Listening, on a text by Amy Lowell, was premiered at the University of Washington and Lee in Lexington VA. The work was commissioned and premiered by Collective Euphona, Scott Williamson, Founder.
In February, the children's book, I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt (with sales totaling over 9 million copies) received its musical premiere at the Barinoff Theatre in Safety Harbor, FL (premiered by soprano Kelly Balmaceda and pianist Joshua Cessna) to benefit the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Music Therapy Program. A video will be released soon.
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