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. He is co-Artistic Director of the American Modern Opera Company.

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Matthew Aucoin teams up with baritone Rod Gilfry to present scenes from Aucoin’s opera Crossing as the first public event of the newly-opened American Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA.

Aucoin will play piano, and Gilfry will be joined by tenor Mackenzie Gotcher and bass-baritone Kenneth Kellogg. There are two performances on Thursday, February 28, and each will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.