Greetings from the year 2010! Whether or not this is indeed the year that we make contact, it’s certainly already started off quite well.

Yesterday, the T-A Concerts’ call for scores for our Spring 2010 series closed, and the responses were uniformly amazing! We had 42 composers from around the world send in 76 scores – a far greater number of both composers and scores than we anticipated!

Tomorrow, Jeff Algera and I will start making our programming decisions for the art song program, New American Art Song. Our work is definitely cut out for us – every entry has been really great, and we’re going to be hard pressed to pare down the 25 submissions for the art song concert into a 90-minute concert!

Three works we know for certain already – I’ll be singing:

  • two new songs by Jeff Algera
  • my song cycle, echoes, on texts by Mark Statman
  • and four unpublished songs by Ricky Ian Gordon
  • I’ve got my work cut out for me – learning all new works for a 90-minute concert in less than a month!