Sidney boquiren, Guest composition

Photo by M.J. Alcantara

Photo by M.J. Alcantara

Sidney Marquez Boquiren grew up in the Philippines and Saudi Arabia but has spent most of his adult life in the United States. He collaborates with artists on various projects that include chamber opera (Independence Eve with Daniel Neer); Biblical illumination (folia ligni for Spark and Echo Arts); and multi-media (The Gretel Project with Lauren K. Alleyne, Catherine Chung, and Tomiko Jones). He has also received commissions from Sarah Plum and Hall Grossman; AnyWhen Ensemble; American Modern Ensemble; and Parhelion Trio. As a pianist, he performs with Rhymes With Opera and pulsoptional. A MacDowell Fellow, Sidney is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He is also a cantor and sings in the Ignatian Schola as well as the choir of The Church of St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan, New York.