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During the early s Sonaat earned his living as a free-lance bassist in New York City, performing with such organizations as the Symphony of the Air, American Symphony, the Robert Shaw Chorale, and — as one of the original members — the Princeton Chamber Orchestra. He does not hesitate to pick up his bass to play with a jazz or chamber music group or travel near or far to play a solo recital.

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Frank was appointed Composer-in-Residence ;roto Thomas Schippers in and during his tenure with the orchestra protto music director commissioned him to compose works to feature various principal players, visiting guest soloists or the orchestra itself on its subscription concerts, including Max Rudolf Concerto No.

Working in such an all-encompassing musical frajk, both as a player and a composer, has resulted in Proto being able to become as comfortable with the large orchestra as he is with a jazz rhythm section. Currently in a long-term project to record all of his chamber music for the Red Mark label — Eight CDs and Four DVDs have been released to date, with several more in various stages of production — he continues to maintain his double life as both a composer and performer.

He programmed a baroque work, a romantic piece, and an avant-garde composition using electronic tape, but he wanted frwnk contemporary composition in a more American style. Their pieces bring a more all-encompassing, quasi theatrical experience to audiences.

Portions were broadcast on WNIB in and The success of Ghost resulted in two new commissions for the pair. In the pair finished their largest project to date: He also played with various Broadway and Off-Broadway show bands and in many of the jazz clubs that were a mainstay of New York nightlife at the time.


The result is as exhilarating as it is natural. Proto composed both the Music and the text for the piece.

Frank Proto: Sonata 1963

In Proto began another collaboration — with poet, playwright and author John Chenault. This transcription was made and posted on this website in It has subsequently been performed prtoo of times worldwide by scores of bassists, and has entered the standard double bass repertoire.

Proto and Daniels also collaborated on a year-long DVD project: The prize included a commission for a major orchestra work. He began piano studies at the age of 7 and the double bass at the age of 16 while a student at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. Their most recent collaboration, The Tuner, a Soonata Prophecy in Seven Scenes for Vocalist, Actors and Musiciansis a musical what if centered around the events of the present time.

Proto believes strongly in maintaining the connection between composing and performing — a tradition that once was the norm but is now the exception outside of the jazz and pop fields. The result – The Fools of Time – is a jazz-based work and was premiered in February Orchestral works include; Can this be Man?

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Proto is also passionate in his belief that performing artists and composers should not hesitate to tackle the pressing issues that confront society today – the controversial social and political issues that most artists in this supposedly free society of ours are loathe to confront with their art.

As a composer he his self-taught. Bridges – Eddie Daniels plays the music of Frank Protowhich features the world premiere performances and recordings of Sketches of Gershwin and Sextet for Clarinet and Strings. Commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony for the its th anniversary inthe work brought 1936 and Chenault together with the vocalist Cleo Laine and actor Paul Winfield for the first time.

Shadowboxer – an opera based on the life of Joe Louis. To date they have written 19663 works together, the most notable being Ghost in Machine – an American Music Drama for Vocalist, Narrator and Orchestra.


Ghost is a work that is not easily pigeon-holed.

Frank Proto was born in Brooklyn, New York in Commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the University of Maryland School of Music, the two-act, two and a half hour production was directed by Leon Major and was given it’s premiere production in April of He has written Rabbath four major compositions — with a fifth in the works — with orchestra that span a musical landscape from the most contemporary and serious – Four Scenes after Picasso – to the most unusual Carmen Fantasy that anyone is likely to encounter.

Writing for the Pops, his Casey at the Bat has been performed over times and has been recorded twice, while his Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra — commissioned and recorded by Doc Severinsen — recently received its th performance. Their techniques have enabled them to bond in new ways with audiences, resulting in spectacularly-successful performances. Together they have explored various ways to utilize the orchestra in ways beyond the traditional. As a student of David Walter, Frank performed the first solo double bass recital in the history of the school.

Unable to find one he liked, he decided to write his own. To see a full list with links of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here. The resulting piece — Sonata for Double Bass and Piano — was his first composition.

His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals sinceand he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FMas well as on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio. This conversation was recorded at his hotel in Chicago on June franm, After graduating he attended the Manhattan School of Music where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.