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"If I..." — East Coast choral version premiere on Oct 18, 2015 with Washington Master Chorale

The wonderful Washington Master Chorale, conducted by Thomas Colohan, will present the East Coast premiere of Lori's choral version of If I... (text by Emily Dickinson in an arrangement by Bruce Rosenblum), on October 18, 2015 at 4 pm at The National Presbyterian Church. Lori's Echo, to a text by Christina Rossetti, will also be performed by soprano Deborah Sternberg and pianist Mark Vogel.

The concert is entitled "Modern Romantics" and features music by Morten Lauridsen, Jennifer Higdon and composer-conductor Julian Wachner, including the world premiere of his multi-movement choral work.

The National Presbyterian Church is located at 4101 Nebraska Ave, NW, Washington, DC.

For more information and for tickets, please click here.


Coming Soon: The Abridged Version of "The Three Feathers"

Lori is creating an abridged version of The Three Feathers for educational outreach. This new version is for 7 singers with piano accompaniment, and will be about 40 minutes long. Thanks to librettist Dana Gioia and director Beth Greenberg for their help in crafting this new work, which will premiere in late January in Tallahassee, FL. Grant Preisser, who is receiving a Masters of Music in Opera Directing at Florida State University, will direct.


Cantabile Project to include "Refrigerator, 1957" on Feb. 21, 2016 recital

On February 21, 2016, Cantabile Project will present the recital “Songbirds Always Eat: a Recital for Foodies!” at Christ Episcopal Church in Smithfield, VA as part of the “Sundays at Four” music series. Bridgid Eversole, Stephanie Marx, Brian Nedvin and Chris Mooney with Aurelien Eulert, pianist, will sing a variety of songs both witty and clever about something we all love — FOOD!

Included on the recital is "Refrigerator, 1957" from Lori's "Men With Small Heads" song cycle, which sets the poetry of Thomas Lux.


Boston Opera Collaborative to perform "The Act"

Lori's very short opera about a circus knife-thrower and his wife, to a wonderful text by H.L. Hix, will have its Boston premiere on Nov. 7 and 8, 2015 on a program entitled Opera Bites — a Feast of 10 Minute Operas. The performances will take place at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. Tickets are $20. For more information, please click here and here.


A Load of Shoes - video from May 28, 2015 UK performance

An excellent performance of my song cycle "The Seed of Dream," which was commissioned by Music of Remembrance (2005), took place on May 28, 2015 in Sheffield, England. The second movement, "A Load of Shoes," is now up on YouTube. Click here to watch.

With baritone Stein Skjervold cellist Tom Collingwood and pianist Zinaida Zubova.