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Composer / Pianist Felix Jarrar to Present ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ Virtual Workshop


Composer Felix Jarrar is set to present a virtual piano / vocal workshop of his upcoming opera “The Tell Tale Heart” on Sunday, April 25, 2021. The opera is based on the famed story by Edgar Allan Poe and will star soprano Savannah Greene as the Narrator alongside baritone Aaron Stepanek, soprano Hannah Madeleine Goodman, contralto Allison Gish, and tenor {…}

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Composer / Pianist Felix Jarrar to Premiere ‘Change Comes in Full Glory’ Featuring Cantata – ‘The Unsleeping Ones’


Composer/pianist Felix Jarrar, along with soprano Caroline Spaeth, mezzo-soprano Eugenia Forteza, and La Cuarta Productions is set to premiere “Change Comes in Full Glory” on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The program features a cantata entitled “The Unsleeping Ones,” as well as two additional pieces penned by Jarrar. The concert will stream on the Sparrow Live platform. {…}

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Composer/Pianist Felix Jarrar to Present Excerpted Virtual Concert Production of ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’


To mark the fifth anniversary of composer/pianist Felix Jarrar’s second opera, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Jarrar, will present production excerpts in concert form on Friday, March 26 at 7:00 P.M. The concert will stream on the composer’s YouTube channel. Billed as a “snapshot” of the opera, the concert features soprano Caroline Spaeth as Lady Madeline Usher, tenor {…}

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Composer Felix Jarrar & Soprano Samantha Nahra to Present ‘She’s So Lucky: A St. Patrick’s Day Liederabend’


If you’re looking for a safe way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, join composer/pianist Felix Jarrar and soprano Samantha Nahra as they present “She’s So Lucky: A St. Patrick’s Day Liederabend.” The showcase begins at 8:00 P.M. EDT on March 17. Each song will be presented as a music video and paired with a gluten-free drink to celebrate the beauty {…}


Opera Elect Announces Virtual World Premiere of Felix Jarrar’s ‘The Oval Portrait’


Boise, Idaho’s Opera Elect has announced the Feb. 21, 2021 virtual world premiere performance of composer/pianist Felix Jarrar’s “The Oval Portrait,” featuring baritone Andrew Jurden and pianist Chad Spears. Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, “Life in Death” and “The Oval Portrait,” Jarrar’s micro opera relates the story of a painter’s descent into drug-induced madness. Jarrar’s score and Jurden’s {…}

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Felix Jarrar & Bea Goodwin to Stream Virtual Benefit Concert for Artist Relief Tree


Long time collaborators pianist/composer Felix Jarrar and lyricist/librettist Bea Goodwin have announced “Looking: a Jarrar/Goodwin Benefit for Artist Relief Tree” The event, scheduled for Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. EST features tenor Josh Kaneklides and soprano Caroline Spaeth. The performance will stream on Jarrar’s YouTube Channel and is free to watch. Donations are encouraged with 25 percent of the {…}


Felix Jarrar to Debut ‘The Jarrar Trio’ with Virtual Boston Premiere of ‘The Ulster County Songbook’


Composer/pianist Felix Jarrar has announced his first 2021 concert with the virtual Boston premiere of his song cycle, “The Ulster County Songbook” on January 15 at 7:30 p.m. EST. “The Ulster County Songbook” will showcase the composer’s new ensemble, The Jarrar Trio, comprising Jarrar, tenor Fran Daniel Laucerica, and baritone Gray Leiper. Besides writing the music for “Songbook,” Jarrar served {…}


Composer/Pianist Felix Jarrar & Friends to Conclude 2020 Virtual Performances With Holiday Special ‘Felix Navidad’


Composer/Pianist Felix Jarrar will wrap his virtual performances for 2020 with a filmed recording of “Felix Navidad” on Wednesday, December 23, at 7:30 p.m. EST. The holiday special will stream on ​the composer’s YouTube channel​. “Felix Navidad” features soprano Théodora Cattarel, mezzo-soprano JoAnna Pope, and bass-baritone Joseph Beutel. Beutel garnered a 2021 Grammy® Award nomination in the Best Choral Performance {…}


Composer/Pianist Felix Jarrar Presents ​’Too Hot to Handel: A Virtual Messiah Part One’


It’s the holiday season, a time when performances of Handel’s “Messiah” are a long-standing tradition. But with the world in the grip of a second wave the COVID-19 pandemic, music organizations large and small have looked for new ways to perform the work safely. Composer/Pianist Felix Jarrar’s “Too Hot to Handel: A Virtual Messiah Part One” is one such undertaking. {…}