Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
Mezzo-Soprano Theodora Hanslowe has met with critical praise for her "warm, supple and richly expressive voice, considerable acting ability and commanding stage presence" (Washington Post), and for her "high vocal quality, personality, and joy in performing that is impossible to ignore" (Salzburger Nachrichten).
"Mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslowe ... brought a disarming tenderness to 'Der Einsame im Herbst' and she tapped into the sublime emotional depth of the hushed, time-suspending lines that close 'Der Abschied,' Mahler's transfixing glimpse of an eternally blooming spring."
Lawrence Dillon is best known for his chamber music, with commissions, performances and recordings by the American, Borromeo, Cassatt, Daedalus, Emerson and Mendelssohn String Quartets; this recording is the first to feature some of his many works combining words and music. Composer in Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Dillon began composing at the age of seven, despite the complete loss of hearing in one of his ears due to a childhood illness. Appendage and Other Stories is a collection of Dillon's works that combine words and music.