Alissa Grimaldi to Perform Stephen Albert’s “Flower of the Mountain” February 12

 

Welcome to my tribute to Stephen Albert. More on Stephen Albert below, but first I want to announce my upcoming concert:

On Sunday, February 12, at 3:30 PM, Alissa Grimaldi will perform “The Flower of the Mountain,” which was composed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Albert. The event will take place at the St. Marks Church in the Bowery, at 131 East 10th Street, at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 10th Street in Manhattan.

The event is presented by Downtown Music Productions, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, conductor. Donation: $20; seniors and students $12. Reservations not necessary. Contact Downtown: 212-477-1594. Contact Alissa Grimaldi at 212-679-3461, cell at 646-784-0302. AlissaGrimaldi@mac.com.

The performance will also include “Creation Du Monde” by Darius Milhaud, and “Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland (Larry Marshall, narrator).

Stephen Albert, an American composer, was born February 6, 1941 and died December 27, 1992 in a tragic automobile accident. His music is described at Musical Sales Classical as “powerful, dramatic, colorful, and deeply emotive. Contemporary in sound, yet firmly rooted in traditional compositional techniques, Albert’s music sought to establish links with fundamental human emotions and musical archetypes.”

ABOUT THIS SITE:

Welcome to my tribute to Stephen Albert.

My name is Alissa Grimaldi. I am a soprano and a voice
 technician and teacher working and living in New York, and you can find out about me at AlissaGrimaldi.com.

Stephen Albert, an American composer, was born February 6, 1941 and died December 27, 1992 in a tragic automobile accident. His music is described at Musical Sales Classical as “powerful, dramatic, colorful, and deeply emotive. Contemporary in sound, yet firmly rooted in traditional compositional techniques, Albert’s music sought to establish links with fundamental human emotions and musical archetypes.” (Go to Biography on this site for much more about Albert and his music.)

I had the honor to debut Albert’s Flower of the Mountain on the West Coast in 1991 with a full orchestra conducted by Dr. Daniel Kingman.

I recently decided that I would like to perform the piece again, and looked up Albert with the thought of contacting him, only to find out that he died over twenty years ago. That discovery lead to more research and to this website.

I am now working on arranging an orchestra, a venue, and sponsors for my performance of Flower of the Mountain. I will let you know when the performance is scheduled.