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RBB News Clip: Shut Up & Dance
TOP: Video preview prepared by choreographer Xenia Wiest.

BOTTOM: Video by Staatsballett Berlin, with excerpts from all the pieces in "Shut Up & Dance: Reloaded." Ours begins at 1:12min.

PRESS for "To Be Continued..." (musical score CONTINUUM) choreographed by Xenia Wiest and performed in Berlin, Germany by Staatsballett Berlin in the program "Shut Up & Dance: Reloaded" - premiere January 15, 2010.


Press for “FIRE & AIR

“Patrick Soluri has written a powerful score - beautifully played and filled with lush strings – that builds to a blazing ending…”
DC Metro Theater Arts -

Press for “Murder at the Masque: Casebook of Edgar Allan Poe ” performed in NYC, April 2009

“lost in Patrick Soluri's gorgeously haunting music…”
Off-Center -

“Patrick Soluri’s music set that tone perfectly…”
Swan Lake Samba Girl -

“The musical score was well integrated into the drama and choreography. Soluri provided lovely, hummable melodies to dance to and appropriate discordant moments for the drama.”
Haglund's Heel -

Fancy Nancy - Video Preview


March 26, 2007: New York Times
It’s Not Your Mother-in-Law in a Tutu, but She Dances
Dance review of "What Do We Do About Mother?” by Jennifer Dunning.

EXCERPT: "It was worth the price of admission to see Jenifer Ringer, the glamorous New York City Ballet principal, playing an old woman hunched in a corner, her head covered with rollers. Happily, Ms. Ringer, as the mother, soon shed her drab outer clothes and rollers, revealing a pretty party dress underneath, and became her vivid, lyrical self in duets with a remembered lover, danced by City Ballet’s Stephen Hanna. He gives her the music box that the relatives greedily quarrel over. But the daughter (Heather Hawk) is eventually plunged back into memories of her mother’s earlier life, and the ballet, set to a colorful score by Patrick Soluri...

May 6, 2003: New York Times
Test Flights for Fledgling Operas
Preview of the VOX 2003: Showcasing American Composers at New York City Opera: by Jeremy Eichler.

EXCERPT: "Composers will tell you that writing an opera is a Herculean task. They toil away for years on a single work... This year's other composers range from the young and unknown (Patrick Soluri, 28) to the decorated (the Pulitzer Prize winner Bernard Rands)..."

December 22, 2002: Louisville Courier Journal
Heady Company
Article about Patrick Soluri's showcase at New York City Opera: by Marty Rosen

EXCERPT: "In past years, the New York City Opera's annual series "VOX: Showcasing American Composers" has showcased works by such Pulitzer Prize winners as Charles Wuorinen, Lewis Spratlan and David Del Tredici. Next spring, Patrick Soluri will join that select company..."

March 24, 2002: Louisville Courier Journal
Composition Program at U of L Draws Talent from Across Nation

An article about the composition program at the University of Louisville drawing student composers coming from around the country, featuring Mr. Soluri: by Marty Rosen.

EXCERPT: "By 1999, when he completed his undergraduate studies in music composition at the Manhattan School of Music, Patrick Soluri had already amassed a significant reputation as a composer..."
Composition Program at U of L Draws Talent from Across Nation

May 11, 2002: Louisville Courier Journal
The Classic College Party
A feature about the Salons that Mr. Soluri hosts based on the famous salons of Paris in the late 1800's & early 1900's: by Marty Rosen.

EXCERPT: 'Music Hour' at 'The Third Street Salon' can be casual, raucous and solemn all at the same time..."
The Classic College Party

April 10, 1999: The New York Times
'MadameX' Returns, Scandalously, of Course
A review of the 1999 performance of Madame X in the New York Times: by Jack Anderson.

EXCERPT: "A famous painting came to life on Thursday night at the Kaye Playhouse when Dances Patrelle presented "Madame X." Francis Patrelle's new ballet, inspired by the John Singer Sargent portrait of a proud woman in an elegant black dress, told how Virginie Avegno Gautreau, the woman in that painting, scandalized society with an extramarital affair..."

'MadameX' Returns, Scandalously, of Course

April 9, 1999: New York Daily News
'Madame X,' Expressed in Dance
An article about the 1999 performance of Madame X in the New York Daily News: by Mila Andre.

EXCERPT: Little did John Singer Sargent know when he painted "Madame X" in 1884 that this work would inspire Choreographer Francis Patrelle to stage a ballet based on the portrait. The dance, set in Paris toward the end of the 18th century, features Elizabeth Jean Zengara in the role of Madame Pierre Gautreau (Madame X).

October 10, 1997: The New York Times
New Works to Music Composed for Choreography
A review of the 1997 performance of Ngoni in the New York Times: by Anna Kisselgoff.

EXCERPT: Music written expressly for dance is not a new idea, but rare is the musician nowadays who chooses to compose with choreography in mind. Nonetheless, two young composers, both students at the Manhattan School of Music, admirably seized the initiative... The two dance pieces, sporting bare-bones production values but a richness of ideas, were given their premieres on Tuesday night at the school ..."

Tuesday, October 7, 1997
The Bergen Record
An article about the 1997 performance of Ngoni in the Bergen Record.

EXCERPT: Talk about up-and-coming, and you’re probably talking about Patrick Soluri and Christian McLeer. They’re the composers, respectively, of two orchestral ballets – “Ngoni” and  “The Grandfather Clocks” – premiering tonight at the Manhattan School of Music.


Additional Press:

BACKSTAGE: April 23-29, 1999
Review of Madame X

MSM Notes April 1999
(Manhattan School of Music)

Article on Madame X

MSM Notes March 1999
(Manhattan School of Music)

Article on Infermo of Dante

NY NEWSDAY: April 4, 1999
Listing of Madame X


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