Joe Young

Composer, Guitarist, Trumpeter, etc.


MARSHAWN - HUNTER COLLEGE OPERA
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

MARSHAWN - HUNTER COLLEGE OPERA

Presented alongside 3 other world debuts, my opera MarShawn (a pocket opera in 7 scenes) will be performed with vocalists from the Hunter Opera Theater program and the Talea Ensemble as the ensemble.

This opera is based on the life of MarShawn McCarrel, a young political activist and talented poet from Columbus, Ohio. In his hometown of Columbus, he formed nonprofit organizations such as Pursuing Our Dreams, providing youth programming throughout the city, and Feed The Streets, a campaign that fed the homeless in and around his community. Active in the Black Lives Matter movement, he was a leader in community engagement and was awarded the NAACP Hometown Hero Award. MarShawn also suffered from depression and ultimately took his life on the steps of the Ohio State House on February 8, 2016.

MarShawn’s story is told through his own words. Using posts from Twitter and Facebook, along with his poetry and other quotes from news articles, we see the passion and courage of a talented young man who fought for justice and believed in the power of the people. 

music: Joe Young

libretto: Social media posts and poetry by MarShawn McCarrel; Social media commentary by McCarrel's social media community; Excerpts fromnews articles; with additional original text by Joe Young. All text compiled by Joe Young.

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MarShawn - Hunter College Opera
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

MarShawn - Hunter College Opera

  • Hunter College - Black Box Theater (North Building 5th Floor) (map)
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Presented alongside 3 other world debuts, my opera MarShawn (a pocket opera in 7 scenes) will be performed with vocalists from the Hunter Opera Theater program and the Talea Ensemble as the ensemble.

This opera is based on the life of MarShawn McCarrel, a young political activist and talented poet from Columbus, Ohio. In his hometown of Columbus, he formed nonprofit organizations such as Pursuing Our Dreams, providing youth programming throughout the city, and Feed The Streets, a campaign that fed the homeless in and around his community. Active in the Black Lives Matter movement, he was a leader in community engagement and was awarded the NAACP Hometown Hero Award. MarShawn also suffered from depression and ultimately took his life on the steps of the Ohio State House on February 8, 2016.

MarShawn’s story is told through his own words. Using posts from Twitter and Facebook, along with his poetry and other quotes from news articles, we see the passion and courage of a talented young man who fought for justice and believed in the power of the people. 

music: Joe Young

libretto: Social media posts and poetry by MarShawn McCarrel; Social media commentary by McCarrel's social media community; Excerpts fromnews articles; with additional original text by Joe Young. All text compiled by Joe Young.

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Music From the Harpsichord House
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Music From the Harpsichord House

  • 205 Hudson Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)
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MUSIC FOR THE HARPSICHORD HOUSE is an art installation and performance space made by Julie Zhu and Robert Fleitz. Thirteen new pieces for harpsichord are being written for this strange sculpture where Robert plays from inside of a house, hidden from the audience, but with his face live-projected on the side of the house. Come witness the phenomenon!

Come see this amazing and unique art + music installation! I'm very happy to say that a harpsichord piece I wrote, Majesty & Madness, will be performed alongside many other talented composers!

Multiple dates: 

Dec. 15 - 8 PM
Dec. 19 - 9 PM
Dec. 20 - 8 PM
Jan. 6 - 8 PM double bill! w/ Wind-Up Elephant + Jenna Lyle

 

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Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Rhapsody in Brew

The Meraki Chamber Players present "Rhapsody In Brew", a night of contemporary classical music and beer!

Program:

  • Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin (Arranged by Andrew Fox)
  • Rhapsody in Brew - Joe Young (*World Premiere)
  • Clearing, Dawn, Dance - Judd Greenstein
  • At the end of a really great day - Judd Greenstein
  • The Way of Ideas - Alexandra Gardner
  • Searching for Gold - Joe Young
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