Classical, Jazz, New Music
Gregg Kallor is a composer and pianist whose music fuses the traditions he loves into a new, deeply personal language. The NY Times writes: “At home in both jazz and classical forms, [Kallor] writes music of unaffected emotional directness. Leavened with flashes of oddball humor, his works succeed in drawing in the listener - not as consumer or worshipful celebrant, but in a spirit of easygoing camaraderie.”
This season, Kallor unveiled his setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying short story, The Tell-Tale Heart, with mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Pojanowski and cellist Joshua Roman in a 100-year old vaulted crypt, with a semi-staging by Sarah Meyers (MET Opera). Kallor reprised the piece with soprano Melody Moore and Roman at SubCulture NY.