David Del Tredici
• Winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for In Memory of a Summer Day
• Paul Revere's Ride for chorus and orchestra was nominated for a 2007 GRAMMY Award for "Best Contemporary Composition"
• Noted for superlative writing for large orchestral forces, and music that blends surrealism and nostalgia
• Came to prominence with a series of works based on Lewis Carroll's "Alice" books
• Over his career, his language has evolved from predominately atonal works like Pop-Pourri (1968) and An Alice Symphony (1969) to the lush romanticism of Child Alice (1977-81) and beyond
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: Cantori New York presents the world premiere Del Tredici’s Herrick’s Oratorio on May 20 and 21.
"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