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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
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Bukowski — Larger than Life…In Song!
Persis Parshall Vehar
Persis Anne Parshall Vehar's vocal and instrumental compositions, ranging from ntimate chamber music through massive large ensembles and including four operas, have been performed internationally. Among the places where her works have been heard are Carnegie Recital Hall (New York City), Royal Festival Hall (London), Graz Music Festival (Austria), McMaster & Brock Universities (Canada), Piccolo Spoleto Festival (South Carolina), Kosciuszko Foundation, (New York), and Academy of Vocal Arts (Philadelphia). An award-winning composer, Vehar has been the recipient of six Meet the Composer Grants, and 21 annual ASCAP Awards. Her publishers include C.F. Peters, Tenuto, Leyerle & Dorn, Shawnee Press, Kendor Music, Plymouth Music, Northfield Press, Almitra Music, VIF, and Boosey & Hawkes. Vehar's work may be heard on Aeolian, MMC, Fleur de Son Classics, Capstone, LOFT and MARK recordings. Her compositions have been broadcast on National Public Radio & Television, as well as internationally. Vehar holds degrees from Ithaca College and University of Michigan. Her composition studies were with Warren Benson, Ross Lee Finney, Roberto Gerhard, and Ned Rorem.
Charles Bukowski
Persis Parshall Vehar, Collaborative pianist
Valerian Ruminski (Bass) as Charles Bukowski
September 12, 2002
Philadelphia Fringe Festival
It is a one-man opera for bass that consists of 9 settings of poems by Charles Bukowski. The opera provides a humorous, raging, heart-rending and true-to-life portrait of the internationally known Los Angeles poet, Charles Bukowski. The pianist, not only plays, but participates as “laugher” and speaker. Set & costumes are minimal.
Diatonic with chromatic inflections
Persis Anne Parshall Vehar
65 Hyledge Drive
Buffalo, NY 14226

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