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Adam Greene

Adam Greene ©2012 Stacie Birky Greene

Adam Greene’s work often explores connections between language and music, both as an expression of a personal, poetic perspective and as a means of inviting a performer’s commitment to the interpretation of unfamiliar musical terrain. His recent music has been steeped in the Classics, exploring dramatic themes that are archetypal, yet chillingly poignant.

Born in Chicago and raised in Massachusetts, Greene now lives and works in San Diego.



SHROUD, a concerto for piano and chamber orchestra, based on Penelope's story from The Odyssey. Written for Shannon Wettstein, the piece explores wit, strategy, isolation, and despair; each a feature of Penelope's character.

Listen to the performance:

premiered 24 April 2016, 7:30pm.
Riverside Recital Hall
Center for New Music at University of Iowa School of Music
David Gompper, conductor

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Completed in 2016.