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Eve Queler Shares Orchestra Scores, Research with New Amsterdam Opera

Eve Queler Shares Orchestra Scores, Research with New Amsterdam Opera

New Amsterdam Opera recently announced that Eve Queler, Founder and Music Director of Opera Orchestra of New York ("OONY"), has generously shared with New Amsterdam Opera the vast resources of orchestra materials, scores, CDs, libretti, and the results of her research, which she has gathered over the past 50 years.

New Amsterdam Opera will be the caretaker of and will house these resources which will be utilized by both companies for research and performance purposes.

Keith Chambers, New Amsterdam Opera's Founder and Artistic Director, described the materials as a "an incredible collection that constitutes a sort of musical biography of Eve Queler's 50 years of work with Opera Orchestra of New York. Ms. Queler is a trailblazer in the opera world and the history contained in those materials transcends musical notations on paper."

Mr. Chambers also explained, "When we started New Amsterdam Opera, we patterned the organization on the model of Ms. Queler's Opera Orchestra of New York. We want to continue the tradition that she started of presenting great works that are not often performed in New York with voices that we believe deserve to be heard. We want to focus on the beauty and intensity of the music and the voices and to bring these operas to a wider audience. We also believe that it is important to give young and emerging talent the opportunity to prepare and perform roles with orchestra alongside more experienced artists. We are grateful to Eve Queler and honored that she selected New Amsterdam Opera to preserve her legacy."

In selecting New Amsterdam Opera, Ms. Queler noted her "personal interest in providing guidance to and cooperation with this New Group that aspires to emulate OONY as OONY had done with the American Opera Society and all of the great Symphony Orchestras (Chicago, Cleveland, etc.) that used to come to New York with Opera In Concert."

Ms. Queler added, "OONY is delighted to share our library of orchestra materials, scores, and audios of performances with this enterprising group."

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