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New version of "If I..." to be recorded for "An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope"

I have created a new version of my Dickinson song "If I..." -- for baritone, clarinet and piano. At the end of August 2014, I will be recording this new version along with baritone Randall Scarlata and clarinetist Anthony McGill, for inclusion on the CD produced by Sing for Hope in conjunction with Herschel Garfein and Glen Roven of GPR Records.

Sing for Hope is a wonderful organization with a mission of transforming lives throughout New York City by making the arts accessible to all. For more information, please click here.


Grammy-award winning baritone Dashon Burton and bassist Logan Coale release a new recording of Lori's Holocaust 1944

I am thrilled that Grammy-award winning baritone Dashon Burton and bassist Logan Coale have released a new CD of my Holocaust 1944 on the Acis Productions label.

For more information as well as video clips, please click here.


The Love Poems of Marichiko 

Cellist Michal Schmidt and soprano Shannon Coulter will perform Lori's The Love Poems of Marichiko in recital on April 12, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square. Collaborative pianist Debra Lew Harder joins for compositions by Philip Maneval, Heidi Jacob, Juke Carlson, Mats Lidstrom and Jacob Clue. Tickets available at the door.


Phillips Collection/Vocal Arts DC Recital 

Vocal Arts DC, in partnership with The Phillips Collection, will present a recital on April 17, 2014 at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St., NW, Washington, DC at 6:30 pm. Soprano Natalie Conte, baritone Matthew Morris and collaborative pianist Dr. R. Timothy McReynolds will perform works inspired by The Phillips Collection's exhibit, Made in the U.S.A.: American Masters from The Phillips Collection, 1850-1970.

Both Natalie and Matthew are co-winners of Vocal Arts DC's 2013 "Art Song Discovery Competition for emerging area singers. Natalie Conte will be singing my song, The Silver Swan.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.


Washington National Opera's Young Artists to present "The Prison Scene" from "The Scarlet Letter"

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, WNO's Young Artists will present the DC premiere of "The Prison Scene" from Lori's opera The Scarlet Letter. The performance will take place at the McEvoy Auditorium of The Smithsonian's American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, NW, in Washington, DC, with soprano Shantelle Przybylo, baritone Christian Bowers and collaborative pianist Tomoko Nakayama. Also featured on the program are excerpts from Derrick Wang's Scalia/Ginsburg.