A recent successful Kickstarter campaign will allow baritone Dashon Burton and doublebassist Logan Coale to release their new recording of my song cycle "Holocaust 1944." To watch the video released for the campaign, please click here.
Lori and director Beth Greenberg have created a short video trailer for Ludlow.
Ludlow is Lori's opera-in-progress with libretto by David Mason, current Poet Laureate of Colorado.
To view the video, please click here:
Lori is currently composing a one-act children's opera with librettist Dana Gioia (past chairman of The National Endowment for the Arts). This work has been commissioned by the Center for the Arts at VA Tech, in conjunction with VA Tech and Opera Roanoke — to celebrate the opening of the Center. The opera is based on a Grimm's fairy tale, The Three Feathers, and the work will premiere in the fall of 2014, with director Beth Greenberg.
The Earth and I, an a cappella choral song cycle to three poems by Emily Dickinson, was commissioned by the Washington Master Chorale and premiered by them on December 18, 2011.
In April 2013, the group recorded this and other works for inclusion on their debut CD. Thomas Colohan is Washington Master Chorale's Artistic Director and I am thrilled to be working with him and the chorus on this project. For more information about Washington Master Chorale, please visit: http://www.washingtonmasterchorale.org/
The wonderful young Dutch baritone, Hans Pieter Herman, along with collaborative pianist Jason Wirth, will perform songs by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Poulenc, and Laitman on the evening of April 5, 2013 at Symphony Space in NYC. Men with Small Heads cycle (poems by Thomas Lux) will be on the program.