Bruce Trinkley is the composer of incidental music, songs and choruses for over twenty theatre and dance productions. He has also written extensively for choral ensembles. A poet and instructor of English, Jason Charnesky has written the lyrics and librettos for many works by Trinkley, including a trilogy of one-act comic operas: EVE’S ODDS, GOLDEN APPLE, and CLEO. A full-length opera, YORK: THE VOICE OF FREEDOM was filmed by PBS station WPSX. SANTA ROSALIA, a cantata based on a painting by Fernando Botero, was performed in Bogotá, Colombia in 2007. Join us for a show full of lively debate and personal reminiscence as Bruce and Jason discuss their concept of lyrical theatre, following in the tradition of other works that are through-composed, like opera, so that every word is sung, and so that there is a dramatic thrust and pacing to the entire piece; the roles of artist and audience; collaborative artistic endeavor; and, first and foremost, how words and music, composer and librettist, work together. The opening music of today’s show is “The Siciliano” from SANTA ROSALIA, A Chamber Cantata for Vocal Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, and Harpsichord Based on the Painting by Fernando Botero; Music: Bruce Trinkley; Words: Jason Charnesky. It features Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, flute; Tim Hurtz, oboe; Smith Toulson; clarinet; Lisa Bontrager, horn; Daryl Durran, bassoon; and June Miller, harpsichord. The “lyrical theatre pieces” that conclude the broadcast are “The Resume Aria” from CLEO; Music: Bruce Trinkley; Words: Jason Charnesky; Elisa Matthews, soprano, and “Lost In Translation” from CONFESS/CONFUSE; Music: Bruce Trinkley; Words: Jason Charnesky; Margaret Benczak, soprano; Elisa Matthews, soprano; Raymond Sage, tenor. If you would like to know more about Mark Seinfelt’s work be sure to visit his website: www.markseinfelt.com. To see and hear other work by Bruce Trinkley and Jason Charnesky go to www.trinkley.blogspot.com and also to their second website www.fantod.net.