Robert Frankenberry and Eric Moe perform selections from Gay Life, My Favorite Penis Poems, Three Baritone Songs
Secret Music is a documentary film by Daniel Beliavsky about Pulitzer prize winning composer David Del Tredici and the historical and cultural significance of his music within and outside the gay community. The film investigates the sometimes ineffable processes that are fundamental to music composition, performance, and the communication of meaning through art. Highlighting the nuanced challenges of private sexual identity projected outward into art, Secret Music examines Del Tredici’s personal transformations through the joys and sorrows of gay life, and his goal of communicating sexuality through music that is now influential in modern culture. Through performances of Del Tredici's atonal and neo-Romantic music and interviews with world-renowned musicians and scholars, the film explores what sexuality in music represents creatively and what the implications of identifying an art form as gay, as Del Tredici has done, may be.
As part of the inaugural Mostly Moden Festival in Albany NY, the Euclid String Quartet will perform Del Tredici's String Quartet No. 2
Cygnus & Cutting Edge Concerts (Hosted by Victoria Bond) present new works by David Del Tredici, Anna Weesner, Morris Rosenzweig, and Richard Festinger--April 30, 8pm at Symphony Space ///// featuring sopranos Tony Arnold, and baritone Michael Kelly, contrabass player Nathaniel Chase, virtuoso trombonist Felix Del Tredici and Vox n Plux -- soprano Elizabeth Farnum, with the 2 Cygnus guitarists
Guitarist David Leisner presents a program titled Music of Obsession, which will inclure Del Tredici's 'Fugue, my Fetish' from Facts of Life