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VIREO, A MADE-FOR-FILM OPERA IN 12 EPISODES
What could opera be if it wasn’t constricted to a single stage? Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser, is composer Lisa Bielawa’s answer. Vireo is a new made-for-TV opera composed by Lisa Bielawa on a libretto by Erik Ehn, directed by Charles Otte. Comprised of 12 episodes, Vireo tears down the set limitations of a staged opera, visiting locations across the country – Alcatraz, a monastery on the Hudson River, an abandoned train station in Oakland, and the California Redwoods.
Friday, July 7 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, New York, NY

PAMELA Z: WORKS FOR VOICE AND ELECTRONICS | RITE OF SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Composer and performer Pamela Z performs as part of the Rite of Summer Music Festival.
Saturday, July 8 at 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Free
Governors Island, Nolan Park, New York, NY

NEW MUSIC FROM THE ISLAMIC WORLD | MATA
MATA kicks off its 20th anniversary season by launching a new initiative: “New Music from the Islamic World,” a three-year biannual concert series featuring composers from Muslim-majority nations. The program for this concert features music by Zaid Jabri, Shergo Dakouri, Aida Shirazi, Idin Samimi Mofakham, and Arash Yazdani.
Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

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