American Victory featuring orchestrations by Dan Redfeld

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Louis R. Bucalo’s musical, American Victory, will be presented in a workshop concert format on July 22, 2019 at the La Mirada Theatre. Featuring music and lyrics by Mr. Bucalo and additional lyrics by Liz Rose and Koi Howard, this production is presented by McCoy Rigby Entertainment and features direction by Nick DeGruccio and music direction and new orchestrations by Dan Redfeld.

Russell & Gina Garcia’s The Unquenchable Flame at Manhattan Beach Studios

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Film composer Russell Garcia and lyricist Gina Garcia’s musical The Unquenchable, depicting the life of Tahirih, the first woman to remove her veil in 1840’s Iran, will be workshopped by The Build a Better World Foundation. Directed by Will North with music direction and arrangements by Dan Redfeld and choreography by Michelle Elkin, this immersive production features a cast of 22 actors and dancers with Mr. Redfeld accompanying on the piano.

Performance Dates: May 24 at 8 pm, May 25 at 2 pm & 7 pm, May 26 at 2 pm, May 31 at 8 pm, June 1 at 2 pm and 7 pm.

Dan Redfeld conducts Bright Star

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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Tony-nominated musical, Bright Star, will be presented at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center April 26, 27 & 28 and May 3, 4 and 5. With direction by Matthew McCray and choreography by Kelly Baker and conducted from the keys by music director Dan Redfeld, this intimate slice of Americana features a cast of 20 and a 10-piece orchestra, some of who are integrated into the staging itself.

Dan Redfeld conducts Mozart’s Requiem in D minor

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Westwood Presbyterian Church’s Music at Westwood, third concert this season will be Wolfgang Mozart’s final composition, the Requiem in D minor, presented on April 7, 2019 at 5 pm.

Commissioned in July of 1791 and written through the fall of the same year, Mozart died on December 5th at the age of 35 leaving the work unfinished.

The Requiem was completed by Mozart’s colleague and infrequent copyist, Franz Süssmayr, in 1792. The overall consensus by music scholars is that his completion reveals a composer of limited means. Hence music director Dan Redfeld has chosen to present the Richard Maunder reconstruction of Mozart’s final masterpiece.

Completed in the early 1980’s, music historian Richard Maunder used Mozart’s incomplete autograph, including an Amen fragment found on the same page as the sketch for the Rex Tremendae movement and clearly intended as the conclusion to the Lacrimosa movement. This version also jettisons Süssmayr’s contributions and constructs a revised version of the Agnus Dei  based on an extensive Mozart outline. Finally the orchestration has been revised using Die Zauberflöte and La clemenza di Tito as models to create a more authentic Mozartian sound. The Maunder edition was made famous by Christopher Hogwood’s 1984 recording on the Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre label and is rarely performed in the United States.

Dan Redfeld will lead the WPC Chancel Choir and WPC Chamber Symphony along with soloists Christina Borgioli (soprano), Nandani Maria Sinha (alto), Orson Van Gay (tenor) and Matthew Lewis (bass).  

Handel’s “Messiah” conducted by Dan Redfeld

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Music at Westwood’s annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah,” will be held on Friday evening, November 30, 2018, at 8 pm at Westwood Presbyterian Church. The audience will join the Westwood Master Choir, six esteemed vocal soloists and the Westwood Chamber Symphony (with Elizabeth Hedman, concertmaster & Namhee Han, organ), forming a 150-voice choir as part of the traditional “Messiah Sing-Along,” one of the few events of this kind in greater Los Angeles.

Composed over a three week period in 1741, “Messiah” is a holiday favorite and regarded as one of the Handel’s finest oratorios. It includes such renowned arias and choruses as the celebratory “Ev’ry valley shall be exalted”, the exuberant “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion” and the majestic “Hallelujah”.

Vocal soloists are Christina Borgioli (soprano), Devon Davidson (soprano), Nandani Maria Sinha (mezzo-soprano), Will North (tenor), Scott Noonan (tenor) and Matthew Lewis (bass). The entire evening, under the baton of music director Dan Redfeld, promises to be an exciting ushering-in of the Advent/Christmas season.

Admission to Messiah is $10 for adults, collected at the door and available on Eventbrite prior to the concert. Guests under 18 are admitted free. Vocal scores will be available for purchase for $10.

Patrick Cassidy’s “Just Another Family Tree” will feature arrangements/music direction by Dan Redfeld

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Film, TV and stage star Patrick Cassidy will present his one man show, “Just Another Family Tree,” at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Friday, June 22nd, at 8 pm.

It will be an evening filled with songs and stories from Patrick’s life growing up in a showbiz family (which includes Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy, Shawn Cassidy and David Cassidy) and his journey in the entertainment business.

Dan will be providing the arrangements and music directing the evening’s tunes!

Events

 

Tony nominee Susan Egan reprises Belle in Beauty and the Beast

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Susan Egan, who received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for creating the role of Belle in the original Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, will return to the career-defining Disney character in 5 Star Theatricals’ production this summer.

Featuring music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, this classic musical will be directed by Yvette Bishop with musical direction by Dan Redfeld (who also conducts) and choreography by Cheryl Baxter.

Performance dates are July 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29th, 2018.

http://www.playbill.com/article/susan-egan-will-return-to-role-of-belle-in-limited-run-of-beauty-and-the-beast

Dan Redfeld music directs Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

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Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented by 5 Star Theatricals. Featuring music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, this classic musical will be directed by Yvette Bishop with musical direction by Dan Redfeld (who also conducts) and choreography by Cheryl Baxter.

Beauty and the Beast is based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film and features the hit songs Belle, Home, Beauty and the Beast, Be Our Guest, Gaston and If I Can’t Love Her.

Performance dates are July 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29th, 2018.

Dan Redfeld Wins Broadway World’s Best Musical Direction (Local Production) Award

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Dan was awarded Broadway World’s Best Musical Direction (Local Production) award for his work on 5 Star Theatrical’s production of Peter Pan which ran in July, 2017. Leading actress Carly Bracco (Peter Pan) and choreographer Cheryl Baxter also won Broadway World awards for their work on the show. Peter Pan ran for 10 performances and was hailed by critics for the inspired direction by Yvette Lawrence and the top notch work of the show’s creative team, cast and orchestra.

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Dan Redfeld music directs Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

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Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” will be presented by 5 Star Theatricals. Featuring music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, this timeless musical will be directed by Misti Wills with music direction by Dan Redfeld (who also conducts the 15 piece orchestra featuring Michael Starobin and Larry Blank’s original orchestrations) and choreography by Michelle Elkin. Starring Will North, Cassandra Murphy and Greg North.

Performance dates are April 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29th, 2018.