This month is a pretty good month for performance of my works!
Tomorrow (9/6), Marc Peloquin is performing Growl again at Barbes on a program that he’s sharing with my mentor David Del Tredici. I’m really looking forward to the performance – can’t wait to hear everything that they’re going to play!
On the 18th, I’ll be performing echoes with Marc on a concert sponsored by the American Opera Projects / Opera Grows in Brooklyn / Opera on Tap at the Galapagos Art Space. I first performed this cycle on the Tobenski-Algera Concert Series in January 2010, and I’m looking forward to performing it a second time! It’s been a lot of fun putting this performance together, and I hope to work with AOP / OGiB / OoT again! I’m also very excited to hear the other works on the program – I know a lot of the composers whose works are being performed, and it’ll be fun hearing their works performed.
My friend Chet Biscardi is having is song cycle Sailors & Dreamers premiered on Sept. 19 at Merkin Hall, which, although I’m not a part of, I’m really looking forward to hearing the premiere. He’s been working on the cycle for a while, and I had the pleasure of hearing some of the songs early in the process. Chet is a wonderful composer and amazing friend, and I strongly encourage all of you to go to the performance on the 19th. The cycle was commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation, which is just amazing!
Then on Sept. 25th, my friends Roger Zahab and Rob Frankenberry will be premiering my piece Duo for violin and piano at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Rob, who will be the pianist for this performance, has premiered several works of mine, and is a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, performer; and Roger is an amazing composer and violinist, who commissioned the Duo last year.