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”

More Performances in June

Today, I got news of two more performances taking place in June.  Last year, Haddonfield Memorial High School commissioned an SATB setting of Stephen John Kalinich’s poem “Ballet of the Soul.” It will be premiered June 16th at their Baccalaureate Service at Haddonfield United Methodist Church. In a concert open to the public on JuneContinue reading “More Performances in June”

Performances in June

My new vocal work Poems from 1913 will be premiered at Montclair Art Museum on June 6th. It has been commissioned by the museum and by NJ Arts Collective and is based on Manniere Dawson’s painting Wharf Under Mountain (1913, pictured above). C4 reprises “My Kiss is a Journey …” on June 11 at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan. Event details JuneContinue reading “Performances in June”

Friday: Righteous Girls visit WCC

On Friday, March 8th, the first presenters for the orchestration class that I’m teaching at Westminster Choir College, flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi, will be reading student projects at 10:20 in Talbott classroom 2 and giving a lecture/recital on a program of 20th/21st century American music in Talbott classroom 4/5 at 1:00 PM (works below). If you areContinue reading “Friday: Righteous Girls visit WCC”

3/9: Manhattan Choral Ensemble Premieres Psalm 100

My Psalm 100 setting is being premiered on Saturday, March 9 by Manhattan Choral Ensemble on a program of “New York Psalms.” To learn more about the interesting program that MCE has prepared, I asked one of its members, Sacha Evans, to supply a guest  post for File Under ?.    A Century of New York PsalmsContinue reading “3/9: Manhattan Choral Ensemble Premieres Psalm 100”

“Are you getting played more often?”

Thanks to Peter Jarvis for programming my drum set piece Monday on the New Music Series at WPUNJ. One of my former students asked yesterday whether I’m getting played more or whether he just was noticing more performances of my work. Thanks to Pete and others (Gina Izzo, Erika Dohi, John McMurtery, Ashlee Mack, JayContinue reading ““Are you getting played more often?””