Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
in
 
  Classical Music Home > Music News

World Première Recording of Mark Grey’s Enemy Slayer: A Navajo Oratorio in Phoenix, Arizona

March 5, 2008

On 7 and 9 Feb 2008, the combined forces of The Phoenix Symphony, conducted by Michael Christie, the Phoenix Symphony Chorus, led by choir director and chorusmaster Gregory Gentry, and baritone soloist Scott Hendricks, gave the première of Mark Grey’s important new work, Enemy Slayer: A Navajo Oratorio. The performances were recorded live for Naxos.

Enemy Slayer: A Navajo Oratorio was commissioned by The Phoenix Symphony in celebration of its 60th Anniversary. Composer and sound designer Mark Grey, who is Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with the Phoenix orchestra, collaborated for this unique project with Navajo native poet and professor Laura Tohe, who based the libretto on an ancient monster slayer narrative from the Navajo Creation Story.

The recorded performances of this work took place at Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Thomas Moore was the producer and John Pellowe - Meyer Sound Laboratories was the engineer.




From left to right: Composer Mark Grey, visualizations designer Deborah O'Grady, whose Southwest landscape photography was projected on a 12-by-21-foot screen during the performance, baritone soloist Scott Hendricks , and the librettist Laura Tohe.


Photo courtesy of The Phoenix Symphony










 
    2014
     Archive
 
    2007
    Archives
 
    Archives
 
    2014
     Archive
 
    2014
     Archive



Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
4:53:57 PM, 21 October 2014
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
-212-
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.