Alvin Singleton Composer-in-Residence in Albania

October 13, 2008

The cultural organization Eurynome Corp presents a series of concerts of the music of our very own Alvin Singleton in Tirana, Albania. The Orchestra of Albanian Radio and Television (OART) led by Oleg Arapi and the Orchestra of Opera and Ballet (OOB) under the baton of Zhani Ciko perform the Albanian premieres of Singleton's Shadows, Again, and Eine Idee Ist ein Stück Stoff. Members of the OART will also perform the Albanian premieres of Singleton's String Quartet No. 1 and Somehow We Can for string quartet. Mr. Singleton will take part in a residency at the Fine Arts Academy in Tirana where he will lead a masterclass on October 20. All proceeds from the concerts go to Theth Middle School in Theth-Shkoder, Albania.

Luckily, you don't have to travel to Albania this month to hear the music of Alvin Singleton. His work for wind quintet Through It All is performed by the New York based ensemble Imani Winds, who premiered the piece, on October 9 in Lake Wales, Florida and on October 26 at the Brooklyn Public Library. On October 26, the Ritz Chamber Players perform Singleton's Jasper Drag at Montclaire State University in New Jersey. Watch this space for news on the world premiere of Brooklyn Bones, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of one of the most sacred Revolutionary War sites in the US, next month.

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For more information on the performances this month by Imani Winds and the Ritz Chamber Players, go to and


Alvin Singleton
Shadows (1987)
for orchestra
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Eine Idee ist ein Stück Stoff (1988)
for string orchestra

Again (1979)
for orchestra

Somehow We Can (1994)
for string quartet

String Quartet No.1 (1967)