Where the Sunsets Bleed
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Exciting performances of Edward Knight's music, headlined by Marquita Lister, soprano.

From the Hollywood Bowl to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, from Carnegie Hall to the "Meet in Beijing" International Arts Festival, Edward Knight's music has found a home straddling the worlds of jazz, concert and theater. Born in Ann Arbor, he earned his DMA from University of Texas at Austin. He studied privately with John Corigliano and was the first American to win the Sir Arthur Bliss Memorial award, for outstanding postgraduate composer at London's Royal College of Music. Knight is a "fresh, original voice" with "an inventive sense of humor" (Bernard Holland, The New York Times) who creates music that is "visceral in its excitement" (John von Rheim, Chicago Tribune). Wayne Lee Gay of Knight-Ridder News Service calls Knight's music "inventive and melodic." Timothy Mangan of the Los Angeles Times cites "the composer's canny combination of steady meter with atonal lyricism, a waltz-like lilt with expressionist angst." Mangan notes that Knight's orchestral work is "tightly unified, suave and sinister, confidently orchestrated." Recent awards include Best Song Cycle in the American Art Song Competition sponsored by the San Francisco Song Festival; ASCAP's Rudolf Nissim Award; first prize in the National Orchestra Association's New Music Orchestral Project and fellowships to Yaddo and MacDowell.
Edward Knight, composer
Life Is Fine
Marquita Lister, soprano, Jan McDaniel, piano

Edward Knight, composer
Romance for Clarinet and Piano
Chad Burrow, clarinet, Amy I-Lin Cheng, piano

Edward Knight, composer
Lost Luggage
David Steffens, marimba

Edward Knight, composer
Where the Sunsets Bleed
David Russell, cello, Geoffrey Burleson, piano

Review to come.