One of the last students of legendary teacher Nadia Boulanger, David Conte is Chair of the Composition Department and Professor of Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and on the Composition Faculty of the European American Music Alliance in Paris. He is the composer of over eighty published works, including six operas, a musical, works for chorus, solo voice, orchestra, chamber music, organ, piano, guitar, and harp. Conte co-wrote the film score for the documentary Ballets Russes, shown at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals in 2005, (now available on DVD) and composed the music for the PBS documentary, Orozco: Man of Fire in 2006, shown on the American Masters Series in the fall of 2007. He currently serves on the board of the American Composer's Forum and as Composer in Residence with Cappella SF, a professional chorus in San Francisco.
Monday, February 16th, 2015, 7:30pm -- Madeleine Wing Adler Theater, West Chester University of PA. More info Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, 3:00pm -- Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand FL
"Three Poems of Christina Rossetti" for Tenor and Piano
Stephen Ng, Tenor More info
Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 2PM
“A Copland Portrait” (premiere of version for wind ensemble; transcribed by Ryan Nowlin)
U. S. Marine Band; Jason K. Fettig, conductor
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus website
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015; 7:30
“Of A Summer Evening” for Two Guitars
Tiago Gomes and Ioannis Theodoridis, guitarists
Hackney Classical: Americuration
The Russet; 17 Amhurst Terrace, London, UK http://www.nonclassical.co.uk/hackney-classical/
Friday, April 3rd, 2015; 8PM
Cornell University Women’s Chorus; Robert Isaacs, conductor
First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
Sinfonietta (Study Score) (Full Score & Parts on Rental), #8032,
(Chamber Orchestra), $19.45
"I positively reviewed Conte's opera 'Firebird Motel' in a previous issue...
here is a different side of the composer, the liturgical side...
Conte's expertise in choral writing is underscored by his 'Two Hymns'...
his restrained "Ave Maria" is a beautiful piece of writing...
his work is all the more effective for its simplicity."
Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine