Mark Adamo

Having recently completed a double flute concerto for James Galway and revised seven scores for an upcoming recording of his complete choral catalogue, American composer Mark Adamo is currently writing a chamber piece for Thomas Hampson and the Jupiter String Quartet. Recent recordings include a release of Houston Grand Opera’s premiere production of his first opera Little Women and Eclipse Chamber Orchestra’s all-Adamo compact disc, including the first recordings of Late Victorians, a cantata set in San Francisco during the first years of the AIDS crisis; “Regina Coeli”; the third movement of his harp concerto Four Angels; Alcott Music, a suite from Little Women; and the overture to Lysistrata, his second opera. Both recordings are available on the Naxos label. Four Angels, introduced by the National Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin in 2007, was presented last year by the Utah Symphony under Keith Lockhart, and Lysistrata, after successful world and New York premieres by Houston Grand Opera in 2005 and New York City Opera in 2006, makes its Fort Worth Opera debut in 2012. Since its 1998 world premiere by Houston Grand Opera, Little Women, Adamo’s first opera for which he composed both music and libretto, has been nationally telecast on the PBS series Great Performances, released on CD by Ondine Records, and heard in more than seventy-five national and international engagements from New York to Mexico City, Minneapolis, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Los Angeles, Bruges, Adelaide, and Tokyo. Adamo’s music is published by G. Schirmer, Inc.