Douglas J. Cuomo
Douglas J. Cuomo (Composer) has composed for concert and opera stages as well as film, television, and theatre. His works include the operas Doubt (Minnesota Opera; Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis); Arjuna's Dilemma (BAM; One World theatre, Kathmandu; Dallas Opera); Savage Winter (Pittsburgh Opera); and the concerto Black Diamond Express Train to Hell (Carnegie Hall). Mr. Cuomo has written for Christine Brewer, Denyce Graves, The Romero Guitar Quartet, Seraphic Fire, and Chanticleer. He has written the themes for Sex & The City and many other commercial shows. He has lectured widely on music, collaboration and creativity, and serves on the advisory board for Tribeca New Music Festival, Neighborhood Music and Arts, and The National Opera Center. As a practicing Buddhist, Mr. Cuomo has focused much of his work on the experience of the ecstatic and sublime.
Humayun Khan, a widely-hailed Afghan singer and composer, is known for his brilliant performances as a virtuosic vocalist and harmonium player who has developed a unique style blending Farsi poetry with Indian classical Ragas. He has performed on many recordings and soundtracks, and in venues throughout the world, including the Gnaoua and Asilah International festivals in Morocco, The Kennedy Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music & the National Cathedral, Washington DC. As an advocate of cultural understanding through music, Humayun regularly collaborates with jazz and world musicians such as Peter Yarrow, Douglas Cuomo, & Howard Levy, whose improvisational skills cross between worlds of eastern and western traditions.