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Thursday
Mar202014

SALT Opera to perform Lori's Butterfly cycle March 22, 2014

On March 22, 2014 at 7 pm, SALT Opera will present a benefit concert in support of nonprofit organizations that fight human rights abuses and work toward eradicating poverty. The concert will take place at the Theatre House at Castleton Farms in Castleton, VA, and will include a performance of Lori's "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" song cycle, featuring soprano Susan Wheeler and saxophonist Pamela Helton.

For more information, please click here.

Thursday
Mar202014

Hear Dana Gioia recite "Money" and more....

On November 20, 2013, The University of Southern California' Visions and Voice Program and the USC Fisher Museum of Art presented "The Poet's Voice: The Collaborative Art in Words and Music."

The program ends with a terrific rendition of my setting of Dana Gioia's poem "Money" -- featuring soprano Shana Blake Hill, baritone Nmon Ford and collaborative pianist Victoria Kirsch.

To hear Dana Gioia recite the poem and to hear the performance, please click here and go to 1:27:40.

Saturday
Mar152014

The Apple Orchard featured on F. Gerard Errante's new CD: The Lyric Clarinet

The Lyric Clarinet, F. Gerard Errante's new CD, was released by Ravello Records in February 2014. The CD features works from the vocal repertoire, arranged for clarinet and piano. Gerry and pianist Philip Fortenberry have included my song "The Apple Orchard" (original poem by Dana Gioia).

To purchase this CD, please click here

Saturday
Mar152014

Lori to be Kenan Music Scholar Guest Artist at UNC Chapel Hill

I am honored to be a Kenan Music Scholar Guest Artist at UNC Chapel Hill from March 17-20, 2014. I will be working with the voice and composition students, and my schedule also includes a talk and a master class. On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 7:30 pm, the students will perform a concert of my music. So looking forward to this!

Saturday
Mar152014

Update on The Three Feathers

The Piano/Vocal score is done! I have begun to orchestrate for a relatively small ensemble:

Flute/Piccolo

Clarinet

Oboe

Bassoon

2 Trumpets

Trombone

Timpani

Percussion

Harp

Piano

Violins I and II

Viola

Cello

Bass

Auditions at VA Tech have gone well and the roles are being cast! The premiere is October 17, 2014 at the new Center for the Arts at VA Tech.