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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the June 7 concert, priced $25 and $12 (students), are available by calling (310) 440-1246.