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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



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.


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.


The Hour and Money featured on Music of our Mothers radio station 

My songs The Hour (a Sara Teasdale setting from my song cycle The Metropolitan Tower and Other Songs) and Money (a Dana Gioia setting) will be broadcast on the Music of our Mothers radio show on Wednesday,  November 14th, 2018 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m EST. 
U.S. listeners can stream the show live on by searching for WFCF, Flagler College radio, 88.5 FM in  St. Augustine, FL. Listeners in other locations may access recordings of the show several days after the broadcast on the website (

Composer in Residence at The Hartt School of Music 

I'm thrilled to announce that I will be Composer in Residence at the Hartt School of Music at The University of Hartford in January-February 2019. In addition to giving a master class and a talk about my compositional process, I will also coach students on my music. On January 31 and February 1 - 3, 2019, The Hartt Opera Theatre will premiere the orchestral abridged version of The Three Feathers, my fairy-tale opera with librettist Dana Gioia.

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