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Word / Play: Featuring Mellissa Hughes, Soprano

Saturday, November 12, 2016. 8:00 pm

Word / Play: Featuring Mellissa Hughes, Soprano

Saturday, November 12, 2016. 8:00 pm

“Post-classical siren” (New York Post), Mellissa Hughes, joins TCNJ Wind Ensemble and conductor, David Vickerman, for a concert of celebrating the interplay of language and music. Program includes: Osvaldo Golijov’s Three Songs for Soprano, Louis Andriessen’s M is for Man, Music, Mozart and the premiere of the wind ensemble version of Craigslistlieder by Brooklyn’s own Gabriel Kahane. Come prepared to smile and laugh; this concert is not to be missed.

Mellissa Hughes has been hailed by The New York Times as “a versatile, charismatic soprano endowed with brilliant technique and superlative stage instincts…indispensable to New York’s new-music ecosystem.” She enjoys a busy international career in both contemporary and early music. A dedicated interpreter of living composers, Hughes has worked closely with Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Steve Reich, Neil Rolnick, and has premiered works by David T. Little, Missy Mazzoli, Ted Hearne, Caleb Burhans, Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, and Frederick Rzewski, among others.