Composer Lauren Spavelko set some of my poems about a miscarriage to music. And her composition, Baby Book, won the Young Composers Competition dedicated to Gian Carlo Menotti in Spoleto, Italy! Congratulations, Lauren! I'm very honored to be a small part of her inspiration and this project.
The Monini Foundation with Casa Menotti founded the competition "to promote the activity of some of the most promising figures of the new musical generation." The prize will be awarded this month during the Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto and the entire cycle will be performed in Spoleto on August 10 as part of Incontri Musicali.
If you'd like updates about recording and concerts for Lauren Spavelko's composition Baby Book, sign up here.
Auguri, Lauren! If you find yourselves in Spoleto, Italy, for the festival on August 10th, do congratulation Lauren!