June 11: Two Performances in One Day

On Tuesday June 11, a most welcome situation: I get to hear my music twice in one day! Joseph Arndt plays my Spiritual Variations for organ at Grace Church in Newark at 12:30. C4 Ensemble sings “My Kiss is a Journey…” at St. Peter’s Church in NYC at 8 PM. If you are free forContinue reading “June 11: Two Performances in One Day”

Thank You’s from Montclair

Thanks to Sara Noble and Adam Marks for last night’s fine first performance of “From Blue Symphony” and for their hard work on the student compositions on the Pictures 2013 concert. As always, it was a pleasure to work with the staff at Montclair Art Museum and to catch up with our friends Darren Gage and Kimberly Nicole Burja. Hope weContinue reading “Thank You’s from Montclair”

Program Note – From Blue Symphony

“From Blue Symphony” receives its premiere tonight at Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. “From Blue Symphony” is a text taken from a longer poem by John Gould Fletcher. Published in 1913, it is from one of several collections of his work that have been associated with the Imagist poets. I found Fletcher’s evocative useContinue reading “Program Note – From Blue Symphony”

Thursday: Pictures 2013 Concert

Tomorrow, soprano Sara Noble premieres a new art song I’ve written for her at Montclair Art Museum.  Sara and Carl Patrick Bolleia (pictured above) both served with me as jurors to select the other works on the concert from submissions by NJ middle school, high school, and college composers. The works by these students are quite impressive! Free concertContinue reading “Thursday: Pictures 2013 Concert”