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David Garner

El Cerrito, CA   

David Garner (b.1954) has taught  at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1979.

Recent news: Three Carols was recorded by the New Century Chamber Orchestra for Pentatone Classics in December of 2014 at Skywalker Sound. The work features soprano Lisa Delan and baritone Lester Lynch with the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Lyrics are by Thomas Breidenthal. The CD will be released in November of 2015.

Centaur Records will release Surviving: Women’s Voices, in the winter of 2015, The CD contains four song-cycles that are the culmination of Garner’s collaboration with the Jewish Music and Poetry Project.

Selected arias and ensembles from Garner’s new opera, Mary Pleasant at Land’s End, (libretto by  Mark Hernandez), will be performed April 4, 2016 in San Francisco. Full workshops of the opera will occur during 2016, with first-run performances estimated for 2018.

Charles Webster

MP3 audio file for the third song of the eight-song cycle “Spoon River Songs”,© 2010. [Poem by Edgar Lee Masters] Catherine Cook, mezzo-soprano. Kristin Pankonin, piano. Recorded in Berkeley, California in 2012. Available on CDBaby

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MP3 audio file of the fourth song of “Vilna Poems”, for soprano, clarinet, cello and piano, composed in 2012. [Poem in Polish Yiddish by Avrom Sutzkever, 1942]. Lisa Delan, soprano; David Krakauer, clarinet; Matt Haimovitz, cello; Kristin Pankonin, piano. Recorded by Pentatone Classics at Skywalker Sound and available on the CD “The Hours Begin to Sing”.

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Score to Ekzekutzie

The score to the song described above.