David Del Tredici came to prominence with a series of works based on Lewis Carroll's "Alice" books * From the predominately atonal Pop-Pourri (1968) and An Alice Symphony (1969), his language evolved to the lush romanticism of Child Alice (1977-81), and current works * Music blends surrealism and nostalgia in an instantly recognizable mixture * Is noted for his superlative writing for large orchestral forces * Was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for In Memory of a Summer Day * Nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award in the category of "Best Contemporary Composition" for choral/orchestral work Paul Revere's Ride
Works by David Del Tredici include: Final Alice (1974-75) for soprano (amplified), folk group and orchestra Haddocks' Eyes (1985) for soprano (amplified) and ten instruments Paul Revere's Ride (2005) for soprano, chorus and, orchestra
Looking Ahead: June 2018 sees performances of Del Tredici's Dracula and Adventures Underground in Albany, as well as a piano recital of his works performed by Marc Peloquin. Later in June, Robert Frankenberry and Eric Moe perform an evening of works by Del Tredici at Brooklyn's National Sawdust.
"I use a combination of sentiment and lushness mixed with violence and an unpredictable, almost maniacal quality. It was this combination of things that attracted me to 'Alice' in the first place." — David Del Tredici