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Sarasota Opera and Hermitage Artist Retreat to Welcome Composer Ruby Fulton

Wednesday, December 9, at 10am Sarasota Opera, in partnership with the Hermitage Artists Retreat in Englewood, FL, will present the second of their "Opera Talk" series with Baltimore-based composer and musician Ruby Fulton.

Ms. Fulton, whose work has been praised by the New York Times, Baltimore Sun, and Washington Post, Hermitage composer Ruby Fulton will offer a talk on Famous Opera Travel Music. Fulton explains that from Mozart to Benjamin Britten to Philip Glass, travel is an important theme in many operas. She hopes to explore different opera composers' approaches to conveying a sense of movement with music, text and the human voice. This free event will happen in the Kamlet Library in the Deane Carroll Allyn Pavilion Building at the Sarasota Opera House. Refreshments will be served.

The Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, FL and Sarasota Opera are partnering to present free community programs featuring Hermitage Artists in Residence who are working on new opera projects. In October, the two presented composer Mikael Karlsson and librettist Elle Kunnos de Voss, the first Opera Genesis Fellows, in a public talk at the Sarasota Opera House.

Composer and musician Ruby Fulton uses experimental music to investigate popular culture, political issues, and altered mental states. Fulton is a multi-instrumentalist, performing on and writing for violin, flugelhorn, and keys. Much of her work falls into the category of concert music, written for ensembles ranging from duos and trios to full orchestras, choirs, and wind ensembles. As Co-Artistic Director of Rhymes with Opera, Fulton has created and performed experimental vocal and chamber opera works in Baltimore and New York City. She holds a doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD with additional degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Boston University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate composition and music theory at the Shenandoah Conservatory, the Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, and Towson University.

For information on the talk, please call the Sarasota Opera Box office at (941) 328-1300. More information on Ms. Fulton as well as images can be found at www.rubyfulton.com.



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