COMMERCIAL RELEASES - SOLO
THE OUTER EDGE OF YOUTH
Acis presents the world premiere recording of The Outer Edge of Youth, a contemplative and thought-provoking new choral opera from critically acclaimed composer, writer, and multimedia artist SCOTT ORDWAY. Set in a landscape inspired by the coastal redwood forests of Ordway’s native northern California, the work follows two boys on the cusp of maturity who discover that they can understand the birds in the forest. Written as a response to the toxic masculinity in our culture, Ordway’s libretto deals with questions of love and friendship, the astonishing beauty of nature―and the tension between the immobilizing idealism of youth and an adult world rife with pain, inequality, and injustice. Building with slow, quiet determination toward a final scene of transfiguration and catharsis, Youth showcases Ordway at his finest, creating work that critics have called “haunting and beautiful” (San Francisco Chronicle), “soul-stirring” (BBC Music), and “arresting” (Gramophone).
COMMERCIAL RELEASES - ENSEMBLE
Amy can be heard as an ensemble member in the following commercial recordings.
RACHMANINOV’S ALL-NIGHT VIGIL, OP. 37
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
More information here. Widely recognized as one of the greatest, major a cappella choral works of all time, Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, popularly known as the “Vespers,” is a Santa Fe Desert Chorale staple. Conducted by Artistic Director Joshua Habermann, this work was performed in its entirety by 32 Desert Chorale artists during our 34th Annual Summer Festival in 2016. An homage to the Russian masterpiece, this CD draws on two performances recorded live by Kabby Sound Studios at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, NM on August 13, 2016 and at the Cathedral of St. John in Albuquerque, NM on August 14, 2016. Generous gifts from Greg Dove and Catherine & Guy Gronquist made the creation of this CD possible.
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