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Sunday
Feb082015

The Three Feathers now on Vimeo

The complete video of The Three Feathers is now up on Vimeo.

A magic feather leads shy Princess Dora to the Underworld ruled by the mysterious Frog King. Here she must summon her courage, intelligence and kind heart to win her father's three tests and save the kingdom from her selfish sisters.

You can access individual chapters by clicking on the time codes in the description.

Click here to view.

Monday
Jan262015

The Scarlet Letter, Abridged — Concert Reading on March 9, 2015

As part of the preparations for the professional world premiere of The Scarlet Letter by Opera Colorado in May, 2016, I was commissioned to create a one-hour touring version of the opera, The Scarlet Letter, Abridged. This version is for five singers and piano and will premiere on March 8, 2015 at 2 pm at The Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO, in a performance conducted by Ari Pelto.

I will be in residence for a week prior, working with the young artists and conductor Ari Pelto. Librettist David Mason will join me and Ari for a post-performance discussion, led by General Director Greg Carpenter.

The outstanding young performers are:

Leah Bobbey as Hester Prynne

Brett Sprague as the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale

Andrew Paulson as Dr. Roger Chillingworth

Katherine Sanford as Mistress Hibbons

Daniel DeVicente as Governor Bellingham

and Allan Armstrong on piano.

This performance is now sold out - but for more information, and to be placed on the waiting list, please click here.

Monday
Jan262015

Upcoming Guest Appearances 

On February 5, 2015, I will be a guest at Russell Miller's class at Eastman School of Music, and will speak about my music.

Boston classes, originally scheduled from February 8-9, 2015 at New England Conservatory, The Longy School of Music and Boston Conservatory, will be rescheduled due to winter storm:

From March 29 - March 31, 2015, I will be Artist-in-Residence at Central Michigan University. My visit will culminate with a concert of my songs the evening of March 31, 2015.

Friday
Jan162015

The Three Feathers Highlights Video

The highlights video from The Three Feathers is now up on Vimeo.

A magic feather leads shy Princess Dora to the Underworld ruled by the mysterious Frog King. Here she must summon her courage, intelligence and kind heart to win her father's three tests and save the kingdom from her selfish sisters.

Click here to view.

Monday
Jan052015

Susanna Phillips and Todd Levy perform "I Never Saw Another Butterfly"

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.