Composer Anthony Cornicello conducts his jazz-inspired chamber work for voice, small ensemble, and electronics. Composed in 2008, the piece uses six poems from A Coney Island of the Mind by American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Cornicello is Professor of Music at Eastern Connecticut State University. Presented in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.
Coney Island of the Mind, performed at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT on May 17, 2015. Performers:
Spencer Hamlin, Tenor
Stacy Dzuik, Clarinet, Tenor Sax
Peter Jarvis, Percussion, Drums
Dan Hartington, Electric Guitar
Michael Shiano, Accordion, Kalimba
Ryan Ford, Double Bass
Anthony Cornicello, Conductor, Electronics
Texts by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.