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Thursday
Jan242019

RBG in SONG — Live Stream, 7 pm on February 4, 2019 from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

The wonderful soprano/composer Patrice Michaels has created a one-hour dramatic concert based on her RBG in Song CD. Included is Patrice's masterful song cycle "The Long View," a musical portrait of RBG (who happens to be Patrice's mother-in-law). Also included is a new arrangement of my Dickinson song "Wider Than the Sky" — now orchestrated for soprano, clarinet, cello and piano. This will be a private event at The National Museum of Women in the Arts but you can catch the live stream of the 75 minute performance starting at 7 pm ET on February 4, 2019 with this link:

www.constitutioncenter.org/live

To hear excerpts or purchase the CD, please click here

 


 

Thursday
Jan172019

Wigmore Hall Recital with Kitty Whately and Simon Lepper — February 18, 2019

On February 18, 2019 at Wigmore Hall at 1 pm, mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately and pianist Simon Lepper will be presenting a recital, "From The Pens of Women." The songs to be performed include a wide range of settings of 20th century women writers. Included is my song "I was reading a scientific article" — from my cycle Orange Afternoon Lover, which sets the poetry of Margaret Atwood.
For more information, please click here.

 

Thursday
Jan172019

Promised Lands? Of Leaving and Longing at All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, DC

Washington Performing Arts will be presenting a special concert, "Promised Lands? Of Leaving and Longing," on Feb. 10. 2019 at 2 pm at the All Souls Church, Unitarian, 1500 Harvard Street, NW, Washington, DC.
My song "Race" – from my Holocaust, 1944 cycle, will be performed by baritone Jose Sacin and double bassist Bruce Rosenblum. "The Wind Sighs" — from Ludlow, my opera-in-progress about immigrants in America, will be performed by baritone Jose Sacin and pianist Lester Green.
Admission is free but registration is required. For more information, please click here

 

Wednesday
Jan162019

Madison Leonard Recital — January 26, 2019 at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD

Soprano Madison Leonard, a 2018 Winner at the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, along with pianist Christopher Koelzer, will be giving a recital on January 26, 2019, 8 pm at Bingham Hall of Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD. The program includes Sunflowers, my song cycle to Mary Oliver poems.

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

Tuesday
Nov062018

New arrangement of Vedem Songs to premiere November 8, 2018 

My Vedem Songs (which come from my Vedem oratorio) exist in several versions — the original tenor and mezzo soprano with clarinet and piano, and versions for tenor or mezzo with clarinet and piano.

Last summer at AlpenKammerMusik, I met the wonderful violinist Tarn Travers, and I created new arrangements of several works for him. The voice, violin and piano version of Vedem Songs will premiere on November 8, 2018 on DePauw University's next Faculty Select Series - with tenor Kerry Jennings, violinist Tarn Travers and pianist Amanda Hopson. Interspersed with the cycle will be a new version of Journey, for violin and piano. 

For more information, please click here.