The Crypt Sessions presents a small taste of Gregg Kallor's new piece based on Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, featuring Joshua Roman and Elizabeth Pojanowski, in collaboration with On Site Opera and directed by Sarah Meyers. October 26 & 28.
Kallor is the inaugural Composer-In-Residence at SubCulture in New York City, named one of Time Out New York's best new music venues. The first season of his residency features world premieres of a solo piano suite; new songs with soprano Melody Moore, mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala and baritone Matthew Worth; and a piano trio with violinist Miranda Cuckson and cellist Joshua Roman.
Kallor joins an all-star roster of musicians, including Joyce DiDonato, Yo-Yo Ma, Jamie Barton, Isabel Leonard, Susanna Phillips, Anthony McGill, actors Sharon Stone and Ansel Elgort, and many more, for An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope. Kallor recorded two songs for the album, with Melody Moore - "One Child," which Kallor composed for this project - and Matthew Polezani. All profits from the sale of this album go to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.
Kallor's music videos are "a visual feast for the eyes," writes Feast of Music: "Espresso Nirvana" (think caffeinated hijinks) and "Broken Sentences," which features the 88 artist-designed pianos that Sing For Hope placed in parks and public spaces all around NYC from June 1-15, 2013, where anyone could play them. Gregg did. A lot.