Riverside Opera Ensemble to Present ‘American Composers Concert: Matthews and Fornarola’ at Merkin Hall

By David Salazar

The Riverside Opera Ensemble is set to present “American Composers Concert: Matthews and Fornarola” at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center on May 16, 2022.

Among the artists appearing in the concert will be Nathan R. Matthews, who will also be producing the showcase, Christiane Noll, Edward Parks, Detra Davis, Quentin Bruno, Jamie LaVerdiere, Grace Choi, Blythe Gaissert, Thomas J Capobianco, Kerri George, Michael Jayne Walker, and Gen Parton-Shin.

The performance will feature new music from Drew Fornarola’s “#Dorian” as well as “Matthews’ “The Count of Monte Cristo” and “The Ruminations and Reflections of an Armchair Philosopher.”

Riverside Opera Ensemble, which was founded in 1984, is a “ Manhattan based not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving, developing, and nurturing artists and audiences through music theatre production, creation, experimentation and education.”