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January 2009
28-31
ORPHEUS & EURIDICE
Orpheus enchants and hypnotizes the world with his clarinet. A magical retelling of the ancient myth, Gordon composed this "Theatrical Song Cycle in Two Acts" as a tribute to his lover, who died of AIDS in 1996.

A hit at Lincoln Center's American Songbook series and Opera Long Beach, ORPHEUS & EURIDICE receives its Chicago Premiere.
"Ricky Ian Gordon's music is caviar for a world gorging on pizza." – The New York Times
Music & Lyrics: Ricky Ian Gordon

Costumes: Project Runway's Steven Rosengard
Featuring: Ken Gasch, dancer/choreographer; Rebecca Prescott, soprano; Patrick Rehker, clarinet; Logan Vaughn, dancer/choreographer
Men's Wardrobe & Costume Construction Philip Dawkins
Lighting Design: Richard Ebeling
"Creature" Design: Jaime Reda
Sound Design: Florian Staab
Music Director: Nick Sula
Production by: Eric Reda

All performances are at 8pm

February 2009
1, 5-8
ORPHEUS & EURIDICE
Orpheus enchants and hypnotizes the world with his clarinet. A magical retelling of the ancient myth, Gordon composed this "Theatrical Song Cycle in Two Acts" as a tribute to his lover, who died of AIDS in 1996.

A hit at Lincoln Center's American Songbook series and Opera Long Beach, ORPHEUS & EURIDICE receives its Chicago Premiere.
"Ricky Ian Gordon's music is caviar for a world gorging on pizza." – The New York Times

Music & Lyrics: Ricky Ian Gordon
Costumes: Project Runway's Steven Rosengard
Featuring: Ken Gasch, dancer/choreographer; Rebecca Prescott, soprano; Patrick Rehker, clarinet; Logan Vaughn, dancer/choreographer
Men's Wardrobe & Costume Construction Philip Dawkins
Lighting Design: Richard Ebeling
"Creature" Design: Jaime Reda
Sound Design: Florian Staab
Music Director: Nick Sula
Production by: Eric Reda

All performances are at 8pm

18-23
Ricky travels to East Lansing, MI to the home of Sergei Kvitko, producer and head of Blue Griffin Records, where Ricky will record his first ever CD where he sings his own songs. During this week, a documentary on Ricky will be filmed.

20
Ricky makes a special appearance at the WKAR Fundraiser for Classical Music Endowment Fund at 6 pm at Lansing's historic Potter House.

22
Melanie Helton and Ricky Ian Gordon present a recital of Ricky's songs once again to celebrate the new CD "and flowers pick themselves" which is on Blue Griffin Records (available on Amazon and iTunes).

Molly Grove Chapel
First Presbyterian Church
Downtown Lansing
3:00pm
510 W. Ottawa St. (517-482-0668)

March 2009
14-15
New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall
Boston, MA

"Love, My Sweet Rain"
a piece for soprano soloist, men's chorus, and chamber orchestra
Boston's Gay Men's Chorus
Reuben M. Reynolds, Music Director

April 2009
2
University of Houston
Moores School of Music
Housotn, TX

Thursday, April 2; 2:00pm Free

A.I. LACK SERIES MASTER CLASS
Ricky Ian Gordon, composer
Melanie Helton, soprano
Composer Ricky Ian Gordon and longtime collaborator Melanie Helton coach Gordon's art songs and discuss his approach to writing for the voice.

3-6
EDYTHE BATES OLD
MOORES OPERA CENTER:
Buck Ross, producer/director
Lucy Arner, music director

Friday, April 3, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 4, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 5, 2 pm
Monday, April 6, 7:30 pm RS $15/10

The Grapes of Wrath
by Ricky Ian Gordon
Set off with the Joad family down Route 66 to find work in the golden land of California. This American epic just premiered in 2007 to ecstatic reviews and audience accolades. The Grapes of Wrath is a moving, heart-wrenching saga that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit. We are honored to be the first university production of this great work, and it will be an experience you will talk about for years to come. Sung in English. A Houston premiere!

24
Los Angeles Master Chorale's
20th Annual High School Choir Festival
Conductor, Grant Gershon

Friday, April 24, 2009 | 9 am–2 pm

This year we are excited to announce the commission of a new work by award-winning composer, Ricky Ian Gordon, to be given its world premiere at Walt Disney Concert Hall for the 20th Anniversary of the High School Choir Festival.
2009 High School Choir Festival Repertoire

Prayer, Ricky Ian Gordon

May 2009
28
Suzanne Vinnick makes her Carnegie Hall debut
8:00 PM
Weill Recital Hall
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

World Premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's- Orpheus and Euridice Concert Suite

July 2009
8-28
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
Vocal Program
Ricky Ian Gordon, 2009 Composer in Residence

Including performances of
"Bright Eyed Joy,"
and "Green Sneakers"

August 2009
6-9
The Chautauqua Institution
Ricky Ian Gordon, Artist in Residence
specific events to be announced

September 2009
11-30
Residency at Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy

Civitella Ranieri Center, Localita Civitella Ranieri, 06019 Umbertide (PG), Italy .
The Civitella Ranieri Center is located on the outskirts of the town of Umbertide (population 15,000) in the northern Umbria region of Italy. The city of Perugia is approximately 20 miles to the south. The Center occupies a 15th century castle and numerous outbuildings on the surrounding property.

October 2009
1-31
Residency at Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy

Civitella Ranieri Center, Localita Civitella Ranieri, 06019 Umbertide (PG), Italy .
The Civitella Ranieri Center is located on the outskirts of the town of Umbertide (population 15,000) in the northern Umbria region of Italy. The city of Perugia is approximately 20 miles to the south. The Center occupies a 15th century castle and numerous outbuildings on the surrounding property.

November 2009
1
Residency at Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy

Civitella Ranieri Center, Localita Civitella Ranieri, 06019 Umbertide (PG), Italy .
The Civitella Ranieri Center is located on the outskirts of the town of Umbertide (population 15,000) in the northern Umbria region of Italy. The city of Perugia is approximately 20 miles to the south. The Center occupies a 15th century castle and numerous outbuildings on the surrounding property.

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