Program Alums Premiere New Jane Austen-Inspired Concept Album online

Saturday, Dec 25, 2021

Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program alums Marella Martin Koch and Aferdian (both Cycle 24) had an online premiere of their new Jane Austen-inspired concept album 'Elinor and Marianne' by The Rally Cat on Dec. 25 – 31, 2021.

With music by Aferdian and words by Koch, “Elinor & Marianne” is the story of two sisters whose lives are thrown into chaos by their father’s sudden death. The work stars mezzo-soprano Meagan Martin as Elinor Dashwood, and soprano Jana McIntyre as Marianne Dashwood. The two singers will be joined by pianists Douglas Sumi and Chérie Roe. 

“Elinor & Marianne” received a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 2020 Creative Engagement Award and was recorded and mastered at Sound on Sound Studios in 2021. The free streams will be available via this LINK.