Release Date: 05/06/22
Seeking and creating beauty is an integral necessity and perpetual responsibility to leave the world more enriched and evolved for our children.
Hayden Wayne (born 3/2/49) (composer/librettist) began playing piano at the age of four and played tenor drum in the orchestra pit of The King And I at the age of five which his father was conducting, and performed his first composition in concert at the age of eleven. He won a second prize medal for piano solo from the New York State Music Awards at fifteen. The '70s saw him performing in the pop/rock world for such major-label backed bands as Man (CBS Records) and Jobriath (Elektra Records). He toured with the likes of Sly Stone, the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page, Billy Joel, Gordon Lightfoot, Richie Havens, Gladys Knight and the Fifth Dimension.
He won $10,000 USD as national first place in 1987 from the National Institute for Music Theater with NEON (A Street Opera). In 2000, NEON won a 25,000 DM prize in the International Prague Opera Competition. He was commissioned to write IN MEMORIAM: A CELEBRATION, by the Interfaith Concert of Holocaust Remembrance, which premiered at Saint John the Divine in New York in 1993. Subsequently linked with SINFONIETTA # 1: THE KLEZMER and AN ELEGY INTO MADNESS, specifically commissioned for the Fiftieth Anniversary of Israel, and titled A TRIPTYCH, had its world premiÃ¨re at Mandel Hall, the University of Chicago in January 1998. In February 1995, his SYMPHONY #4-FUNK had its world premiere at the Janacek Theatre in Brno, The Czech Republic. It sold out in one week seven months in advance and was requested to be part of the Twentieth Century Music Festival and performed at The Rudolfinum in Prague October 21, 1995.
The recording of the work would ultimately find itself on the music play-list of President Bill Clinton's Air Force One! On 11/25/98, as part of the reopening ceremonies of the Spanish Synagogue in Prague, THE ROSENBERBER VARIATIONS had its world premiere in front of a standing room only audience, including fifteen heads of state and a representative from the Vatican.
|Label: New Millennium Recor|
|Run Time: 68 mins|
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