Derrick Wang is a composer, writer, and creator of the opera “Scalia/Ginsburg,” a crash course on the U.S. Constitution and the people who uphold it that ushered in the current era of Supreme Court-themed art. Hailed as a “perfect…jewel” (Opera Today) and “the kind of opera that should be everywhere” (OperaWire), “Scalia/Ginsburg” was premiered at the Castleton Festival.
The Los Angeles Times wrote: “Could we please make it a constitutional requirement that no one can be sworn into office in the White House or Congress without first having seen Scalia/Ginsburg?”
Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid and co-commissioned by Saratoga Performing Arts Center as part of its SPAC REIMAGINED 2020 season, Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is an immersive audio experience tailor-made for the Saratoga Spa State Park. The installation will remain accessible in the park until November 1.
Co-commissioner The New York Philharmonic presented the World Premiere of Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK on September 10 in New York City's Central Park.
Composer Ellen Reid won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera, "p r i s m."