- Carver Cossey
- Jon Keenan
- Ayana Haviv (Voice)
- Janelle Destefano
- Jamie Chamberlin
- Ariel Pisturino
- E. Levin
- Babatunde Akinboboye
- Tali Tadmor (Piano)
- Hila Plitmann (Soprano)
Notes & Reviews:
This outstanding new release, Home is a Harbor, is Mark Abel's first opera. In addition to the opera in three acts, this two-disc set includes the composer's newest song cycle, The Palm Trees are Restless. The Palm Trees are Restless is performed beautifully by Grammy-winning soprano Hila Pittman, who is known for her work with contemporary composers such as her husband, Eric Whitacre. A key character in the opera is a veteran of the Afghanistan war. Because of this, Delos will donate a portion of this album's sales revenue to various Veterans' organizations, starting with American Legion Cathay Post No. 384. "Abel is as good a poet as he is a musician. ... anyone who is interested in modern vocal music will want to own this disc." (Maria Nockin, Fanfare Magazine)Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (07/2015); The Bridge, Glendale, CA (07/2015); The People's Music, Sherman Oaks, Ca (07/2015); Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (10/22/2014); The Bridge, Glendale, CA (10/22/2014); The People's Music, Sherman Oaks, Ca (10/22/2014).
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Works DetailsAbel, Mark : Home Is a Harbor, opera in 3 acts
- Performers: Carver Cossey; Jon Keenan; Ayana Haviv (Voice); Janelle Destefano; Jamie Chamberlin; Ariel Pisturino; E. Levin; Babatunde Akinboboye
- Conductor: Benjamin Makino
- Ensemble: La Brea Sinfonietta
- Notes: The Bridge, Glendale, CA (07/2015); The People's Music, Sherman Oaks, Ca (07/2015)
- Running Time: 11 min. 52 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Form: Opera/Operetta
Abel, Mark : The Palm Trees Are Restless, for voice & piano
- Performers: Tali Tadmor (Piano); Hila Plitmann (Soprano)
- Running Time: 21 min. 35 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Written: 2014