“Few composers today are more in the Romantic tradition than Ricky Ian Gordon (CRF 2009), familiar to MasterVoices audiences from our New York premieres of his operasGrapes of Wrath (2010), 27 (2016), and a suite from Only Heaven (2003).

 The New York Times described Gordon’s music as being “infused with a bursting effervescence that blithely blurs the lines between art song and the high-end Broadway music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.” So it was a natural fit to work with this modern day Schubert on our program of Romantics. 

Read more about his inspiration and his process in his interview with Master Voices here.

Ricky Ian Gordon is presenting an intimate night of music for Civitella’s 25th Anniversary. Read the details here and email hope@civitella.org to RSVP.