As a resident of San Jose California, Mr. Mollicone has worked actively as a free-lance conductor of opera, symphonic, and new music ,while holding various university teaching posts. Music composed during this period include the operas HOTEL EDEN (premiered at Opera San Jose, and later produced in New York and Baltimore), and COYOTE TALES (premiering at Lyric Opera of Kansas City with a subsequent production atOverlin Conservatory), several orchestral works, songs, cantatas, and chamber works,
What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?
The fellowship meant a lot to me, as it afforded me time to work on some new compositions.
What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?
I am still spending the bulk of my work time composing music. Since receiving the award in 2008 I?ve composed two operas, a number of choral works including three major commissions ?All God?s Children,? Misa de los Inmigrantes,? and ?A Song for our Planet;? orchestral pieces; and works for solo instrument or voice. To sample some of my music, go to my website: http://henrymollicone.com/musiclist/
Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?
Follow your own inner voice.
In difficult times