Bravo to Robert Aldridge

March 22, 2012

My old pal and colleague from a WAY time back, Robert Aldridge, just won a Grammy for best new composition: his opera, ELMER GANTRY. Bravo, Bob, bravo!

I looked through some old photos hoping I’d find a few gems of our past and found these two. The first is our band as undergrads and UW Madison, CONTRABAND [photo l to r: Roger Bourland, Ranjeet Saxena, and Robert Aldridge].

The second is the COMPOSERS IN RED SNEAKERS first concert in New York, here held at Symphony Space. This is a picture of us during the dress rehearsal. [photo l to r: Thomas Oboe Lee, Christopher Stowens, Robert Aldridge, Roger Bourland, Herman Weiss, Richard Cornell and Michael Carnes]

And here is the opening bar scene from the opera:

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