Derrick Wang, Counsel at Thomas & Libowitz, P.A., is a featured composer and lyricist on Cedille Records’ new album Notorious RBG in Song. The album, released on June 8, 2018, celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 25 years of service on the nation’s highest court.
Performed by soprano Patrice Michaels and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang, Notorious RBG in Song finishes on a high note (literally) with the premiere recording of “You Are Searching in Vain for a Bright-Line Solution,” an aria [song] from Scalia/Ginsburg, the American opera by Derrick Wang that ushered in an era of Ruth Bader Ginsburg-themed books, films, and art.
In his album notes, producer James Ginsburg writes: “The aria ‘You Are Searching in Vain for a Bright-Line Solution’ not only represents [Justice Ginsburg]’s Constitutional philosophy perfectly, it also allows [soprano] Patrice [Michaels] to show off her vocal chops in a wide variety of styles including coloratura, jazz, and gospel.”
“You Are Searching in Vain for a Bright-Line Solution” was first performed at the Supreme Court in June 2013 for Justices Ginsburg and Scalia, in a presentation introduced on National Public Radio.
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