About Matthew Aucoin

Matthew Aucoin is an American composer, conductor, writer, and pianist. He is Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Opera, and has worked as a composer and conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the American Repertory Theater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Music Academy of the West.

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Crossing, Matthew Aucoin’s operatic ode to Walt Whitman, is featured as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music‘s Next Wave Festival this fall.

Crossing is a musical fantasia which imagines and realizes the many forces – generosity, insecurity, longing, selflessness, bravery, unfulfilled sexual desire, a need to escape his own life, a boundless kindness – that caused a man named Walter Whitman, Jr. to forge an indelible embodiment of the American spirit in his poetry,” says Aucoin.

Aucoin conducts performances that spotlight the American Repertory Theater in a production directed by Diane Paulus. Crossing is staged at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House on October 3, 5, 7 & 8, 2017.

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