Three major releases are set for this week. Two will be world premiere recordings while the other will be the soundtrack to a highly anticipated movie.
Bright Shiny Things is set to release the world premiere of “As One” by composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. The recording is set to star Sasha Cooke and Kelly Markgraf, who originally presented the work with the Fry Street Quartet, and music director Steven Osgood.
The work is inspired partially by Reed’s experiences as a transgender woman. The recording was made over three days last September at the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall of Utah State University in Logan under the supervision of multiple-Grammy-winning producer Judith Sherman.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
BMOP/sound will release Tobias Picker’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox. The recording will be led by conductor Gil Rose with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), members of Odyssey Opera, and the Boston Children’s Chorus. the recording is set to star John Brancy and Krista River as well as Andrew Craig Brown, Edwin Vega, Gabriel Preisser, Elizabeth Futral, Tynan Davis, Theo Lebow, Andrey Nemzer, Gail Novak Mosites, John Dooley, and Jonathan Blalock.