Guns n'


Guns n' Rosenkavalier
scored for: baritone (with guitars), piano, and french horn quartet
duration: 120 minutes
English Lyrics: Kelley Rourke

Commissioned by/Premiere:

Milwaukee Opera Theater (commission and world premiere)
Jill Anna Ponasik, artistic director
March 22-24, 2013 Milwaukee WI
written for (and with) baritone Andrew Wilkowske, pianist John Reuben Piirainen, and Genghis Barbie

About the work:

Guns n' Rosenkavalier is a rock-recital that melds art song with rock song, confounding your expectations and celebrating that which is universal across song lines. With arrangements and mash-ups blending everything from Kate Bush to Brahms and Schubert to Springstein, GnR is an ongoing project between the Barbies, Wilkowske, Glover, and Rourke. Individual arrangements from the project can be performed/requested by other performers. Instrumentation for each arrangement ranges from voice and piano to the full ensemble..


Winterreise Trainwreck from the live show at Rockwood Music Hall NYC, presented by Five Boroughs Music Festival
Andrew Wilkowske, baritone and guitars / David Moody, piano

Watch a video interview for GnR on WISN12's Arts Avenue