"Quite simply, The Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra is one of the finest chamber orchestras I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Not only are they brilliant musicians, but their collective spirit and professionalism are unmatched. I loved producing the Rob Kapilow recordings for them and look forward to many more projects in the future. I'm thrilled that Metamorphosis has chosen GRP records as their label."
Glen Roven 4 Time Emmy Winner, Artistic Director, GPRrecords
Dimena Center October 21 st, 2016 / 8pm
Karyn Levitt & Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra conducted by Glen Roven performing Songs For Mother Courage by Darius Milhaud and Eric Bentley
December 7, 2015. Last night, the theatre community came out to celebrate legendary playwright, singer, editor and translator and Theatre Hall of Fame inductee Eric Bentley’s 99th birthday at The Town Hall with “Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley! A Centennial Tribute Concert.” Hosted by Michael Riedel of The New York Post and the weekly TV chat program “Theatre Talk,” the event featured Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner; celebrated playwright/actor/director Austin Pendleton; Bill Coco of The Actors Studio; Michael Paller of The American Conservatory Theater; Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, theatre historian and president emeritus of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation; James Shapiro, Edward Mendelson and Phillip Lopate of Columbia University; Roger Copeland, and Professor of Theater and Dance, Oberlin College and Conservatory, as well as musical performances by celebrated soprano Karyn Levitt, pianist Eric Ostling, and the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra conducted by Glen Roven.
MCO & Royal Road Productions
Eric Bentley is a legendary figure of the American Theater who is entering his 100th year this fall.
This Centennial Tribute Concert will be a three-part evening emceed by Michael Riedel of Theater Talk.
A recital of Eisler songs in English versions by Eric Bentley and performed by soprano Karyn Levitt accompanied by Eric Ostling, will be followed by the main Tribute segment of the evening.
This will feature the participation of Tony Kushner, Austin Pendleton, Bill Coco representing
The Actors Studio, and Michael Paller of The American Conservatory Theater; Louise Kerz Hirschfeld,
theatre historian and president of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation; as well as James Shapiro,
Edward Mendelson and Phillip Lopate of Columbia University. The participants will offer readings
from Eric Bentley's classic works, and share reminiscences and anecdotes. We will then
present SONGS OF MOTHER COURAGE by Darius Milhaud and Eric Bentley, performed
by Karyn Levitt with the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra conducted by Glen Roven.
This unique event will take place on December 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM. at Town Hall Theatre in NYC.
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