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Triphammer Arts Inc.

CRS Barn Studio, 2622 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, 607-257-2043

Autumn 2016 at the CRS Barn Studio

Steven Stucky's comic opera - The Classical Style

Photo: Society for New Music

October 30, 2016 7:00 pm, CRS Barn Studio

2622 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

A fully staged studio performance with piano accompaniment.

Tickets - $20 general admission, $15 students and seniors.

Advance tickets are available from

We expect this performance to sell out - a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.


In collaboration with The Society for New Music

The opera will also be performed with Chamber Orchestra on Thursday, November 10, 7:30 PMĀ 
Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse


Triphammer Arts presents a fully staged studio performance of The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts), by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Steven Stucky with a witty libretto by the pianist Jeremy Denk.

The opera is inspired by the musicologist and pianist Charles Rosen's 1971 book The Classical Style and thus follows composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, and Ludwig van Beethoven as they descend from heaven into a modern-day classical music climate. The Classical Style was Stucky's last large-scale composition before his death in 2016. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle lauded The Classical Style as an "exuberantly witty and often touching one-act opera." Richard Scheinin of the San Jose Mercury News declared it a "winning little opera" and further described it as "gorgeous to hear, and filled with laughs."

The cast features performers well known to Central New York audiences and includes: Julia Ebner, Janet Brown, Danan Tsan, Jonathan Howell, Daniel Fields, Steven Stull, David Neal, Eric Johnson & Sasha Turner. Heather Buchman conducts the production, working with pianist Sar Shalom Strong. The stage director is Victoria King and the set designer/artist is David Harper.


Jonathan Howell - Haydn, Bartender
Eric Johnson - Beethoven, Commendatore

Julia Ebner - Mozart, Donna Anna

Steve Stull - Charles Rosen, Tristan Chord
Alexandra Turner - Music Student
Janet Brown - Dominant, Musicologist

David Neal as Tonic, Don Giovanni

Subdominant - Danan Tsan

Daniel Fields - Henry Snibblesworth
Producer for Society for New Music - Neva Pilgrim

Stage Director - Victoria King

Musical Direction/Pianist - Sar Strong

Conductor - Heather Buchman
Set Design - David Harper

Tickets are available at the door, cash or checks to Triphammer Arts Inc., we are not able to take credit cards. $20 general admission, $15 seniors and students. Box office opens at 6:30pm

The Classical Style is approximately 1 hours and 15 minutes long without intermission


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CRS Barn Studio, 2622 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850


CRS Barn Studio
2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

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Board members

Jeanne Goddard, President

David Neal, Secretary

Laurie Hemmings, Treasurer

Janice Kovar, board member

Risa Lieberwitz, board member

Lesley Tillotson, board member


Steven Stull, Executive Director



The purpose of the organization is to promote excellence and innovation in
dance, music and multidisciplinary performance forms (such as opera and musical theatre) by providing opportunities to create new works and to approach existing works from new

We are a 501(c)3 not for profit organization -

To help support our programs, please contact us at the email or phone above.

Triphammer Arts Inc. programming is sponsored in part with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County and from New York State Dance Force with funding from NY State Council on the Arts

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