For Lovers Only Star Allen to Premiere New Glen Roven Song Cycle

News   For Lovers Only Star Allen to Premiere New Glen Roven Song Cycle Glenn Seven Allen, who currently stars Off-Broadway in For Lovers Only, will sing the works of composer Glen Roven at two concerts this weekend.
Glenn Seven Allen
Glenn Seven Allen

Glenn Seven Allen Sings the Concert Arias of Glen Roven will be presented June 6 at the Greenway Arts Alliance in Los Angeles, CA; and June 7 at the American Jewish University's Familian Campus in Bel-Air, CA. The concerts will include the world premiere of Roven's new song cycle, "Songs from the Underground."

About the new cycle, composer Roven said in a statement, "I first conceived this cycle in 1992 when I moved to London. At that time London seemed almost too good to be believed: music and art was taken very, very seriously there, great theater was performed nightly, and believe it or not, Poems were on the Underground. I thought I'd set these poems to music in honor of the city I found so inviting."

Glenn Seven Allen was a swing in The Light in the Piazza, and he also understudied the roles of Fabrizio and Giuseppe. He was seen in the York Theatre Company's mounting of A Fine and Private Place, and his many regional credits include Pirates of Penzance, Julius Caesar, Student Prince, Ligiea, Tales of Hoffmann and A Michigan Man. He will make his Carnegie Hall debut next spring singing the work of Glen Roven.

Tickets for the June 6 concert, priced $35, are available by e-mailing laurajean@greenwayarts.org. Tickets for the June 7 concert, priced $25 and $12 (students), are available by calling (310) 440-1246.