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ACT I of Ludlow is Completed

I have just completed the piano/vocal score to Act I of my new opera, Ludlow. I am thrilled that The University of Colorado’s New Opera Works Program, run by Leigh Holman, will present Ludlow in workshop this summer. Director Beth Greenberg and Librettist David Mason (currently Poet Laureate of Colorado) will be in attendance with me. For more information, please click here.


The website is open for visitors!

I'm so excited to see the new website, and I hope you enjoy the new look and the improved functionality! If you have any comments or information for inclusion on this site, please feel free to contact me.


My thanks to Mark Gruen

I wish to thank my wonderful copyist of many years, Mark Gruen. He has prepared several of my larger works with extreme care and knowledge. If anyone ever needs a copyist/editor, I recommend him wholeheartedly. You can contact him at


Soprano Hila Plitmann and Clarinetist Julian Bliss record Lori's Butterfly cycle

Grammy-award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann and UK clarinetist Julian Bliss recorded Lori’s “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” in November 2010 for Signum Records. The CD was released in December 2011. (Amazon, iTunes)


Emerging Voices Project

Elisabeth Halliday and Zach Herchen have created the Emerging Voices Project to commission, perform, and record music for voice and saxophone. The project was inspired by Lori Laitman's "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," a musical setting of poetry written by Jewish children who lived in the concentration camp Theresienstadt. Elisabeth and Zach selected composers Kathleen Bader, Adam Knauss, and George Lam to write pieces based on the themes of childhood and loss of innocence. They premiered the works in recital throughout 2011 and the CD was recently released (purchase).

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