Chicago Opera Theater scored a resounding success with its area premiere of John Adamsí newest stage piece, ìA Flowering Tree.î
Upon its premiere at Chicagoís Lyric Opera in 1997 Anthony Davisí Amistad found little critical favor. Its undisciplined excesses led one writer to compare it to a high-school pageant.
By Tom Moore
Composer Allen Anderson will be familiar to aficionados of contemporary
music through various works released on CRI, or those in the Research
Triangle through his presence in the new music scene here in North Carolina,
where he has taught at UNC since 1996.