Composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. Debuts Excerpts from ‘1619’ Opera Cycle at Brooklyn’s Roulette

On Sept. 17, 2023, Composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. and his 21-person chamber ensemble, Numinous, will present excerpts from the first of the composer’s eight-opera cycle, “1619.” The performance will be held at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY, and feature sopranos Rebecca L. Hargrove and Ariadne Greif presenting music from “So Far Behind Now Because of Then.” The opera, inspired by {…}

Roulette Resident Lucie Vítková to Present New Work ‘OPERA: SITE’

For 45 years, artist-run Roulette has supported the avant-garde artistic community by offering awards, commissions, residencies, and fellowships. This year, they awarded $135,000 to 11 experimental creators. The organization commissions works by artists in all stages of their careers. Roulette’s 2023-24 cohort of awarded artists comprises seven Commissioned Artists, five Resident Artists, and a Fellow. Roulette Resident, composer/performer Lucie Vítková, {…}