Dogs of Desire Present World Premiere of GLAM GUIGNOL at Albany Symphony Tonight

Dogs of Desire Present World Premiere of GLAM GUIGNOL at Albany Symphony Tonight

The Dogs of Desire, Albany Symphony Orchestra's groundbreaking chamber ensemble, will present the world premiere of composer David Mallamud's new work, "Glam Guignonl," with libretto by Rochelle Bright ("Donny Vomit") and Michael Cooper ("Lizardman").

A unique, outrageously inventive, one of a kind musical-theatrical experience, the ensemble performs all-new music from some of America's most creative up-and-coming living composers. This year's Dogs of Desire program features four world premiers specifically written for the ensemble, and welcomes the return of three Dogs of Desires favorites.

From burlesque to motorcycles, from ghost stories to karaoke, the evening is certain to be an unforgettable multimedia extravaganza.

David Mallamud (composer)'s music was recently heard Off-Broadway in the parody Twilight: The Musical (New World Stages, directed by Gabriel Barre) and in Bill Nelson's All-Male Review (Barrington Stages, directed by William Finn). He is currently working with playwright Philip Dawkins on an adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book The Sneetches for The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. He is also a prolific composer of concert music whose work has been performed by a variety of ensembles including The Harrisburg Symphony, The Albany Symphony, The New World Symphony, and The Westchester Philharmonic. Education: B.M. Eastman, M.M. Juilliard, M.F.A. Tisch.

Rochelle Bright (Librettist) is a kiwi writer based in Auckland. After graduating with a Masters from Tisch (New York University), Rochelle returned to NZ to establish Bullet Heart Club with Kitan Petkovski. Highlights: Petrol Head (film in development with Cooper's Town Productions & Libertine Pictures), Daffodils (Cabaret touring 2015), On the Origin (Opera Libretto, with American Lyric Theatre), Stark Night (Cabaret, for Auckland International Arts Festival), @EM Girl (songs for NZ Fashion Week catwalk), Generator (Play for Young & Hungry), A Long Walk in the Rain (Radio play for RNZ), as well as various cabaret works performed across NYC & LA.

Michael Cooper (Librettist) is a MAC Award Nominated songwriter, recipient of the 2005 Jonathan Larson, Daryl Roth, and TRU Daniel Marshall Multicultural Awards. BA in Theatre from Williams College; MFA from NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. His musical, "Sunfish," for which he co-wrote book and lyrics and produced, was awarded the top jury honor at the Daegu International Music Theatre Festival, South Korea in June 2013. "Sunfish" received its regional premiere at the Stoneham Theatre, MA (Broadwayworld Award Best Musical) and was showcased at the 2010 ASCAP Workshop with Stephen Schwartz, the 2006 NAMT Festival of New Musicals, TRU Reading Series, and was a finalist in the Alliance Theatre's Kendeda Playwriting Competition. "It Shoulda Been You" (Additional Lyrics), world premiere at the George Street Playhouse (directed by David Hyde Pierce and staring Tyne Daly) and Village Theatre Issaquah, WA. Selected for the York Theatre's NEO5 Concert series, ASCAP Johnny Mercer Songwriting Project and Johnny Mercer Goodspeed Writers Colony. Associate producer for "Zombie," an award-winning short film based on the novella by Joyce Carol Oates. Member of ASCAP, BMI Workshop, and the Dramatists Guild.

For additional information and tickets, visit the concert website at http://www.albanysymphony.com/americanmusicfestival/index.php/dogs-of-desire-3/.

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