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No Choice but Love
Featuring: Ben Moore, Jake Heggie, Francis Poulenc, Benjamin Britten, Ethel Smyth, Jennifer Higdon, Mari Esabel Valverde, Willie L. Alexander III, and more!
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Mr. Ferring's solo debut album will be released for worldwide distribution and streaming November 18 with Lexicon Classics.
No Choice but Love is an album that seeks to highlight diverse LGBTQIA+ voices and perspectives. As members of that community, Madeline and I wanted to pay homage to the beautiful, difficult history of the LGBT+ community within the classical music world by featuring the many talented living and passed LGBT+ composers. It was fundamental to us that as much of our artistic team as possible was a part of the community we were seeking to represent and celebrate, so we assembled and welcomed an unbelievably talented, dynamic team, including our producer Dr. Rebecca Folsom and our photographer, Jaclyn Simpson, to join in our efforts.
We have tomorrow
Originally scheduled for recording in November 2020, then August 2021, but due to COVID-19, We have tomorrow will record June 2023.
Mr. Ferring's chamber music album will be released for worldwide distribution and streaming October 6 under the DELOS records label. The album will also feature pianist Madeline Slettedahl and French string quartet, Quatuor Agate.
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Shalimar the Clown
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis commissioned composer Jack Perla to write Shalimar the Clown and this world premiere recording was made in 2016. Perla has steadily forged a reputation for his unique cross-fertilization of jazz, improvisation, and classical music. Librettist Rajiv Joseph is a New York-based playwright who has been called "daring, magnificent, and virtuosic."
Eric Ferring, tenor Madeline Slettedahl, piano
“There is no greater pleasure for voice aficionados than hearing a voice of high quality, bolstered by proper technique, singing music to which it is suited. This is the abiding pleasure of Eric Ferring’s performances of these lyric arias, in which a young artist invites the listener to experience the music from a singer’s perspective with immediacy that can rarely be achieved in recital halls.”
“…the effectiveness of the tenor’s efforts is heightened by his close collaboration with the pianist, whose phrasing provides poetry and propulsion”
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