"An Evening with Ricky Ian Gordon," presented by the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
Spend an evening with one of America's most acclaimed living composers of art song, opera and musical theater--Ricky Ian Gordon. Best known for his 2011 opera, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Mr. Gordon's songs have been performed by some of the biggest names in the business...Audra McDonald, Renee Fleming and Kristin Chenoweth among others. His most recent work, premiering now to critical acclaim at Ft. Worth Opera, is A Coffin in Egypt, notable because mezzo soprano Frederica van Stade has come out of retirement to sing the lead role. Don't miss this chance to meet Ricky Ian Gordon and experience his amazing works as performed by HPAF students, and the composer himself.