On April 28th, 2018, two of my Magnificat Antiphons will be performed by Westminster Kantorei, Amanda Quist, conductor. Kantorei will be recording them the following week for release on Westminster Choir College’s imprint (distributed by Naxos).
I have been at Westminster since 2004. I am thrilled that, for the first time, my work will be featured by one of the choirs.
You can hear Lumina, the choir’s superb debut recording (long-listed for last year’s Grammys), here.
Concert Details: Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College (101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540), 8 PM. $20/$15 students/seniors.
On Thursday, I give a talk about Elliott Carter’s late concertos at Westminster Choir College’s summer Composition Camp. Here are the pieces I will discuss:
The Patch has picked up the Princeton campus story. It appears that resistance to the consolidation of Rider University into a single campus is mounting.
NJ.COM has an interesting story, posted just before the news about possible consolidation. about the recent renovation of the Playhouse, for which Rider applied to receive state funding and took other fundraising measures. In the article, one of the investors is quoted: “People don’t realize what a gem is right here,” said Cynthia Ricker, Investors Bank Vice President and Lawrenceville Branch Manager. “The performances Westminster Choir College puts on in The Playhouse and elsewhere are world class.”
Let’s hope they remain world class – and in the Playhouse.
Thanks to arts journalist Normal Lebrecht for bringing attention to our current plight at Westminster Choir College.
Here is an article from the Rider News, to be taken with a grain of salt. More information at NJ.COM, the Princeton Packet, and Planet Princeton.
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 be restored. How can you help? One way is to sign the petition currently circulating on Change.org (linked below).
Change.org Petition: Save the Piano Major at Westminster Choir College