Thursday 11/19: De Mare at Symphony Space

Last month, I heard the second installment of Anthony De Mare’s Liasons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano project at Sheen Center. De Mare has commissioned dozens of composers to fashion arrangements of Sondheim songs. The results are as fascinating as they are eclectic. On Thursday at Symphony Space, De Mare completes his live presentations ofContinue reading “Thursday 11/19: De Mare at Symphony Space”

Hymn for Harvard Chapel Service

On November 24th at 8:45 AM, Carson Cooman will be playing a chapel service consisting entirely of my music at Appleton Chapel of Memorial Church at Harvard University. In addition to performing the solo organ piece “Chanson Variations,” he will be joined by the Harvard Choral Fellows to premiere my Psalm 103 anthem and theContinue reading “Hymn for Harvard Chapel Service”

Performances of Magnificat Antiphons

The Wesley Choir of Wesley United Methodist Church in Vienna, Virginia, conducted by Dr. Gareth H. Bond, will be premiering my cycle of Magnificat Antiphons throughout the 2015 Advent Season. Here are the performance dates and a bulletin insert that discusses the pieces. 11/15 Offertory “O Sapientia” by Christian Carey 11/15 Anthem “O Adonai” byContinue reading “Performances of Magnificat Antiphons”

Textbooks for Spring 2016

Required texts for Spring Analytical Studies I – TH251: Engaging Analysis: Engaging Music by Deborah Stein (published by Oxford University Press) ISBN-13: 978-019517010 Winter Music, Composing the North by John Luther Adams (Wesleyan University Press) ISBN-13: 978-0819567420 How to Write About Music, Edited by Mark Woodworth, Ally Jane Grossan (Bloomsbury) ISBN: 9781628920437 TH 452: MusicContinue reading “Textbooks for Spring 2016”

John Burge on Centrediscs

Chamber Music of John Burge Ensemble Made in Canada Centrediscs CD   On his latest recording for Centrediscs, Canadian composer John Burge presents three pieces that showcase different members of Ensemble Made in Canada. Pas De Deux features violinist Elissa Lee and cellist Rachel Mercer, both playing soaring lines that serve to propel the proceedings.Continue reading “John Burge on Centrediscs”

De Mare Plays Sondheim

  On Thursday, October 22nd at the new downtown New York venue the Sheen Center, an acoustically generous and attractive performance space, we heard the second of three concerts presenting selections from Anthony de Mare’s ambitious commissioning project Liasons: Reimaginings of Sondheim from the Piano. De Mare has recorded the 36 commissioned pieces for ECMContinue reading “De Mare Plays Sondheim”

Petition to Save WCC Piano Program

As you can read here in the Trenton Times, this week cuts were announced by Rider University President Dell-Omo. Thirteen majors, including the piano performance major at Westminster Choir College, are affected. Thanks to all those of you who have written expressing concern. Many of us are hopeful that the piano degree program will beContinue reading “Petition to Save WCC Piano Program”