On January 4, 2015, soprano Susanna Phillips and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's principal clarinetist Todd Levy performed selections from Lori's "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" on a concert entitled "Lost Voices of Theresienstadt." The concert explored pieces composed by musicians interned at concentration camps, by survivors, and by those compelled to make sure the tragedies and lessons of the Holocaust are never forgotten. The program was developed by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation in conjunction with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
"An Aids Quilt Songbook" - Sing for Hope CD was released on December 1, 2014. This CD is a terrific compilation of amazing new songs, most composed specifically for this CD - performed by a stellar cast of artists. I feel honored to be part of this project, for which I re-envisioned one of my most popular Dickinson settings, "If I..." — from my "Four Dickinson Songs." I created a new version for baritone, clarinet and piano. I have worked with the wonderful baritone Randall Scarlata for many years, but this was the first time I had worked with the incomparable Anthony McGill, now principal clarinetist of The New York Philharmonic. It was a thrilling experience.
The songs on this CD run the gamut in mood — from playful to sorrowful to hopeful. All of the artists donated their time and talent — and all proceeds from this album go to amfAR, the Foundation for Aids Research. Please consider buying this CD for yourself or a friend to help a most worthy case. To purchase, please click here.
The cast of The Three Feathers - with the new President of VA Tech, Dr. Timothy Sands!
On October 14, 2014, Susan Dormady Eisenberg's feature on "The Three Feathers" appeared on the front page of The Huffington Post. Click here to read the article. Susan Dormady Eisenberg is such a terrific writer!
Elizabeth Futral and Myra Huang will be giving a recital of traditional and contemporary music on November 14, 2014. In addition to the public premiere of Theo Morrison songs, Elizabeth and Myra will be performing two of Lori's earliest songs: A Winter Night from The Metropolitan Tower and Other Songs, and Over The Fence, from Days and Nights. The concert is at 8 pm at Wilson Concert Hall, Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. For more information, please click here.