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Tuesday
Nov062018

New arrangement of Vedem Songs to premiere November 8, 2018 

My Vedem Songs (which come from my Vedem oratorio) exist in several versions — the original tenor and mezzo soprano with clarinet and piano, and versions for tenor or mezzo with clarinet and piano.

Last summer at AlpenKammerMusik, I met the wonderful violinist Tarn Travers, and I created new arrangements of several works for him. The voice, violin and piano version of Vedem Songs will premiere on November 8, 2018 on DePauw University's next Faculty Select Series - with tenor Kerry Jennings, violinist Tarn Travers and pianist Amanda Hopson. Interspersed with the cycle will be a new version of Journey, for violin and piano. 

For more information, please click here.

Monday
Nov052018

The Hour and Money featured on Music of our Mothers radio station 

My songs The Hour (a Sara Teasdale setting from my song cycle The Metropolitan Tower and Other Songs) and Money (a Dana Gioia setting) will be broadcast on the Music of our Mothers radio show on Wednesday,  November 14th, 2018 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m EST. 
 
U.S. listeners can stream the show live on iheartradio.com by searching for WFCF, Flagler College radio, 88.5 FM in  St. Augustine, FL. Listeners in other locations may access recordings of the show several days after the broadcast on the website (https://www.musicofourmothers.com/archives-past-shows).
Tuesday
Oct022018

Composer in Residence at The Hartt School of Music 

I'm thrilled to announce that I will be Composer in Residence at the Hartt School of Music at The University of Hartford in January-February 2019. In addition to giving a master class and a talk about my compositional process, I will also coach students on my music. On January 31 and February 1 - 3, 2019, The Hartt Opera Theatre will premiere the orchestral abridged version of The Three Feathers, my fairy-tale opera with librettist Dana Gioia.

Tuesday
Oct022018

I Never Saw Another Butterfly — important update!

After years of legal wrangling, I am happy to announce that I have regained my copyright for all versions of I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

A new edition will be released shortly. PDFs will go on sale on my MusicaNeo.com site and hard copies will remain available through Glendower Jones at classicalvocalrep.com.

 

Any questions with regards to performance or recordings should be directed to me.

#TheButterflyIsFree

Tuesday
Oct022018

The Earth and I — with The Washington Master Chorale, 10.28.18 at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC

Five years ago, The Washington Master Chorale commissioned and premiered my Emily Dickinson choral song cycle, The Earth and I.  The recording was released shortly after on the Albany label.

This October 28, 2018, the Chorale will again present the cycle, along with works by contemporary American composers Effinger, Finney, Chaman, Lauridsen and Mechem, and the classical Spanish composers Casals, De Falla, Granados and Morera.

I will be speaking at the pre-concert lecture along with other composers. For more information, please click here