2002 Performances

The Esoterics commission "Leo"
for Zodiakos

The Esoterics, an ensemble specializing in a cappella contemporary choral music, commissioned twelve Washington State composers to each write a piece based on text about the composer's own astrological sign taken from the Astronomica of 1st Century BCE poet Marcus Manilius for a series of concerts entitled ZODIAKOS. Bartholomew's "Leo," was premiered in four performances on December 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2002, in Tacoma, Mercer Island and Seattle, Washington. Listen to the concert performance.

"To a Locomotive in Winter"
premiered at Oregon Bach Festival

The Oregon Repertory Singers, under the direction of Gil Seeley, presented the premiere performance of "To a Locomotive in Winter" in concert as part of the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium on Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Beall Concert Hall (photo at right) at the University of Oregon School of Music, Eugene, Oregon.

Tom Manoff, the classical music critic for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," wrote in the Eugene Register Guard: "Greg Bartholomew, a fine composer not afraid of accessibility, set Walt Whitman's To a Locomotive in Winter in a sturdy, lyrical style. Tuneful and diatonic, the music seemed appropriately Whitman-esque." For the complete concert review click here.

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The Ars Brunenis Chorus premieres
From the Odes of Solomon

On June 2, 2002, Greg Bartholomew's three settings of text "From the Odes of Solomon" were performed in concert by the Ars Brunensis Chorus under the direction of conductor Roman Valek and choirmaster Dan Kalousek at the Husov Sbor, in Brno, Czech Republic. The concert followed a day-long recording session at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Our Lord (Kostel Nejsvitijiho srdce naeho Pana Jeie Krista), Brno - Husovice (photo at left). Listen to the recording.

Scenes from Razumov performed at
the Seattle Composers Salon

| Salon Photo | Bartholomew's largest work to date is a chamber opera, Razumov, based on the novel Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad. Two scenes of the opera were presented March 29, 2002, at the Seattle Composers Salon at Benaroya Hall (photo at right). Liz Langeland sang the role of Natalia, and Royce Morrison sang the role of Razumov, accompanied by Leigh Falconer on piano.

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