Delos artist Mark Abel has been named one of the winners of the 2014 Composition Competition held by the American Composers Forum of Los Angeles (ACF-LA). This year’s contest was devoted to works for voice and piano, and Mark was honored for “La Sonnambula,” part of the “Rainbow Songs” cycle recorded on his recent Delos CD “Terrain of the Heart.”
The other winners were Kevin Kelly, Leslie La Barre, Jeffrey Parola and Russell Steinberg. The contest entries for all five composers will be presented live at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, Ca., on Tuesday evening, July 15 (time TBA).
“La Sonnambula” will be performed that night by the musicians who recorded it on “Terrain of the Heart” – soprano Jamie Chamberlin and pianist Victoria Kirsch. The concert is free and open to the public. Boston Court is located at 70 North Mentor Ave., between E. Union St. and E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91106.