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Felix Jarrar

Groupmuse Host


Bedford-Stuyvesant
13 Hosted 13 times!
Capacity of 20
Piano Owns a piano
Hosts about every 4 weeks

86 Attendees hosted

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16 Musicians hosted

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Next groupmuse

To Love and Self-Love

  • Sunday, August 29, 2021, at 4:00 PM
  • Manhattan

Spots available

Bio

Felix Jarrar is a composer and pianist whose list of accomplishments includes performances at diverse venues such as Symphony Space, (le) poisson rouge, Feinstein's/54 below, the BAM! Fisher Hillman Studio, and Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. His works have been performed internationally by members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, and the duo Unassisted Fold.

He served as the composer, librettist, producer, casting director, musical director, and pianist on the production of his second opera The Fall of the House of Usher, which opened in 2016 at Vermont's Marlboro College and toured off-Broadway at NYC's The DiMenna Center for Classical Music that April to sold-out crowds. A critical and commercial success, it was praised by critics such as 2000 Pulitzer prize-winning composer Lewis Spratlan, who wrote that, "It is a work of great... intensity, capturing the obliquely dark world of the Poe story from which it's derived. Felix's dramatic instincts are strong and richly projected through the singing and highly developed instrumental accompaniment." Jarrar presented his analysis paper Die Lorelei at the 2016 BGSU Graduate Student Conference in March 2016 as one of only a few senior undergraduate presenters. His 2017 work, Songs of the Soul Beams, a theatrical song cycle with original text by Bea Goodwin about personal grief, premiered at BAM! in 2017. The work was praised by Broadway World as “experimental and beautifully composed”, and won Jarrar the 2017 Kaddish Millet ‘48 award from the Brooklyn College Conservatory for the recognition of a special talent in songwriting. His fourth opera, Tabula Rasa, a jazz opera about Kiki de Montparnasse with a libretto by Bea Goodwin, debuted last year as part of New York Opera Alliance's Operafest in a sold-out run of shows in Midtown east's Blue Building. One of his most substantial works to date, Tabula Rasa was praised for its “lush and memorable melodies” by Operawire. Last season, Jarrar workshopped his newly-commissioned ballet based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Red Shoes” for New York Deaf Theatre. He is currently the composer-in-residence for The Downtown Brooklyn Chamber Music Festival. Jarrar's fifth opera and master’s thesis composition, Mother Goose, won him the 2019 Lehman Engel Award award from Brooklyn College for a particularly outstanding dramatic musical composition that was performed at the school. It is scheduled to be premiered during the 2019-2020 season. In his spare time, he loves to read, hike, and watch reruns of Law and Order SVU.

Jarrar completed his Bachelor of Arts from Marlboro College with Highest Honors in Music Composition and Piano Performance. He received his Master’s of Music degree from Brooklyn College with the Graduate Dean’s Award in Music Composition on the Eleanor Kilcoyne, Cerf Music, and Chancey Memorial Scholarships while holding the prestigious graduate fellowship for assisting ConTempo, the contemporary ensemble in the conservatory.

Hosted groupmuses (13)

To Love and Self-Love

  • Sunday, August 29, 2021, at 4:00 PM
  • Manhattan

Spots available

A Poet's Love & Chamber Music

  • Friday, May 14, 2021, at 7:30 PM
  • Brooklyn, NY

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This groupmuse happened 3 months ago

On the Edge of Oblivion: a concert by Douglas Sabo and Felix Jarrar

  • Friday, April 2, 2021, at 7:30 PM
  • Brooklyn, New York

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This groupmuse happened 4 months ago

BELOVED SONG AND OPERA: an absolutely fabulous concert

  • Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 6:00 PM
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant NY

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This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Songs with/without words: snatching kisses in the rain

  • Friday, January 31, 2020, at 8:00 PM
  • Stuytown New York, NY

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This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Holiday Season Schubertiade-PLUS

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Washington Heights New York, NY
This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - Halloween edition

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Stuytown

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This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: baby one more time

  • Friday, October 18, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Stuytown

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This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: ballads of the bottoms

  • Friday, October 4, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Stuytown

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This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: an evening with two queens

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Stuytown New York, NY

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This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

September Schubertiade-PLUS

  • Friday, September 20, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant NY
This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

Will Not Alter, Cannot Desert: a survey of unfaltering love

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Stuytown New York, NY

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This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

Schubertiade-PLUS (Brooklyn Edition)

  • Friday, August 16, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant NY

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This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

Co-hosted groupmuses (4)

[livestream] Social Distancing Salon Kiki

  • Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 7:30 PM
  • Brooklyn
  • Felix Jarrar host
This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

[pending] FRENCH KISSES: an absolutely fabulous concert

  • Friday, April 3, 2020, at 8:00 PM
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant NY
  • Felix Jarrar host
This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

[livestream] Social Distancing Salon

  • Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 5:00 PM
  • Brooklyn
  • Felix Jarrar host
This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

[pending] OPERA GOES TO BROADWAY: an absolutely fabulous concert

  • Friday, March 20, 2020, at 8:00 PM
  • Stuytown
  • Felix Jarrar host
This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago