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Past Productions
Minnesota Opera (Nov. 2011 - premiere)
Opera Company of Philadelphia (Feb. 2013)
Fort Worth Opera (May 2014)
Cincinnati Opera (July 2014)
Wexford Festival Opera (Oct.-Nov. 2014)
Calgary Opera (Nov. 2014)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (Feb.-Mar. 2015)
Opera de Montreal (May 2015)
The Atlanta Opera (Nov. 5-13, 2016)
Michigan Opera Theatre (Nov. 12-20, 2016)
Opera San Jose (Feb. 11-26, 2017)
Piedmont Opera (Oct. 2017)
Glimmerglass Festival (Jul. 15 - Aug. 23, 2018)
UBC Opera (No. 3-9, 2018)
The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre (Nov. 9-11, 2018)
Minnesota Opera (November 10-18, 2018)
Washington National Opera (Nov. 10-25, 2018)
Opera North (Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2018, UK Premiere)
Buffalo Opera Unlimited (Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 2018)
Austin Opera (Jan. 26-Feb. 3, 2019)
Arizona Opera (Mar. 1-10, 2019)

Music by Kevin Puts. Libretto by Mark Campbell. Based on the 2005 film Joyeux Noël, directed by Christian Carion and produced by Nord-Ouest Production.

Past Productions
Chicago Opera Theater (Feb. 10-18, 2018)
Opera Philadelphia (Sep. 14-23, 2017 - World Premiere)

Music by Kevin Puts. Libretto by Mark Campbell. Based on the novel The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd

Past Productions
Minnesota Opera (March 2015 - World Premiere)
Austin Opera (Sep. 17, 2016)

Music by Kevin Puts. Libretto by Mark Campbell. Based on the novel by Richard Condon.

July 18, 2019
The International Double Reed Society
Moonlight
Concert Hall at The School of Music
University of South Florida
Tampa Bay, FL
Purchase Tickets and more information: idrs.org

 

July 19—21, 2019
Tanglewood Learning Institute O'Keeffe Weekend [ Full Schedule ]
Explore artistic partnerships, the creative process, and the influence of place on art in conjunction with the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ The Brightness of Light—an orchestral song cycle based on the letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband Alfred Stieglitz. Includes welcome breakfast and Friday and Saturday lunches.
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Linde Center Studio E and Cindy’s Café, Shed, Ozawa Hall
Lenox, MA
Purchase Tickets and more information: bso.org

 

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 4:15 pm
Tanglewood Learning Institute O'Keeffe Weekend
Genesis of The Brightness of Light — Kevin Puts, composer
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts chronicles the genesis of his new work, beginning with a detailed exploration of correspondence between Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband Alfred Stieglitz and culminating in the world premiere of this orchestral song cycle.
Linde Center Studio E
Lenox, MA
Purchase Tickets and more information: bso.org

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1 pm
Tanglewood Learning Institute O'Keeffe Weekend
Evolution of an Artist — Kevin Puts, composer
You’ve heard from Kevin about his latest work, join us for lunch to discover more about his evolution from creator of chamber music and orchestra scores, to opera librettist and composer. Lunch is provided.
Cindy’s Café
Lenox, MA
Purchase Tickets and more information: bso.org

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 8 pm
Tanglewood
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
The Brightness of Light (World Premiere; BSO co-commission)
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
Purchase Tickets and more information: bso.org

 

August 2-17, 2019
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Miró Quartet
New Work (World Premiere)
Eastsound, WA
Purchase Tickets and more information: oicmf.org

 


Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 8 pm
The Santa Fe Opera
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Letters from Georgia
The Crosby Theatre
Santa Fe, NM
Purchase Tickets and more information: santafeopera.org

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Virelai (World Premiere)
Stéphane Denève, conductor
Powell Hall
St. Louis, MO
Purchase Tickets and more information: slso.org

 

Friday, September 27, 2019
UMKC Orchestra
Millennium Canons
White Recital Hall
Kansas City, MO
Purchase Tickets and more information: umkc.edu

 

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Inspiring Beethoven
Schuster Center
Dayton, OH
Purchase Tickets and more information: daytonperformingarts.org

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Flute Concerto
Potter Center
Jackson, MI
Purchase Tickets and more information: jacksonsymphony.org

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm
New West Symphony Orchestra
This Noble Company
Michael Christie, conductor
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (Oct. 5)
Oxnard Performing Arts Center (Oct. 6)
Thousand Oaks and Oxnard, CA
Purchase Tickets and more information: newwestsymphony.org

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Oregon Mozart Players
How Wild the Sea
Eugene, OR
Purchase Tickets and more information: oregonmozartplayers.org

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra
Millennium Canons
Sentry Theatre
Stevens Point, WI
Purchase Tickets and more information: cwso.org

 

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Waco Symphony Orchestra
Millennium Canons
Waco Hall
Waco, TX
Purchase Tickets and more information: wacosymphony.com

 

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm
MSU Symphony Orchestra
Millennium Canons
Cobb Great Hall Wharton Center
East Lansing MI
Purchase Tickets and more information: whartoncenter.com

 

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1 pm

Renée Fleming, Soprano
Colorado Symphony
Brett Mitchell, conductor
The Brightness of Light (Colorado Premiere)
Boettcher Concert Hall
Denver, CO
Note: This performance includes visual accompaniment with three large screens suspended in the concert hall.
Limited seating.
Purchase Tickets and more information: coloradosymphony.org

 

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 4 pm

California Symphony
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Flute Concerto
Lesher Center for the Arts
Walnut Creek, CA
Purchase Tickets and more information: californiasymphony.org

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:50 & 11:50 am
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Inspiring Beethoven
Boettcher Concert Hall
Denver, CO
Purchase Tickets and more information: coloradosymphony.org

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8 pm

Renée Fleming, Soprano
National Symphony
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
The Brightness of Light (D.C. Premiere)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Washington, DC
Purchase Tickets and more information: kennedy-center.org

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 9:50 am & 11:15 am
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Inspiring Beethoven
Boettcher Concert Hall
Denver, CO
Purchase Tickets and more information: coloradosymphony.org

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 9:50 am & 11:15 am
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Inspiring Beethoven
Boettcher Concert Hall
Denver, CO
Purchase Tickets and more information: coloradosymphony.org

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:50 am & 11:15 am
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Inspiring Beethoven
Boettcher Concert Hall
Denver, CO
Purchase Tickets and more information: coloradosymphony.org

 

Saturday, February, 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Friday, February, 14, 2020

Baylor Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Heyde, conductor
Inspiring Beethoven
Jones Concert Hall
Waco, TX
Purchase Tickets and more information: baylor.edu

 

Sunday, February, 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Russell Vinick, conductor
Symphony No. 2
Gottlieb Concert Hall
Chicago IL
Purchase Tickets and more information: cmsorch.org

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9:50 am & 11:15 am
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Inspiring Beethoven
Boettcher Concert Hall
Denver, CO
Purchase Tickets and more information: coloradosymphony.org

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 9:50 am & 11:15 am
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Inspiring Beethoven
Boettcher Concert Hall
Denver, CO
Purchase Tickets and more information: coloradosymphony.org

 

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Yale Philharmonia
Marimba Concerto
Morse Recital Hall
New Haven, CT
Purchase Tickets and more information: yale.edu

 

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Houston Civic Symphony
Millennium Canons
Dunham Theater
Morris Cultural Arts Center
Houston, TX
Purchase Tickets and more information: civicsymphony.org

 

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Aalborg Symfoniorkester
Inspiring Beethoven
Musikkens Hus
Aalborg, Denmark
Purchase Tickets and more information: aalborgsymfoni.dk

 

May 29-30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
May 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Kansas City Symphony
Michael Stern, conductor
Inspiring Beethoven
Kauffman Performing Arts Center
Kansas City, MO
Purchase Tickets and more information: kcsymphony.org

 

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