Coming up in 2015

Hi all! With a whirlwind 2014 behind me, a year that included several premieres of new works for both small and large ensembles, I wanted to give a quick update to let you all know some of the exciting things that are coming up in the first part of 2015.

  • In January, I'll be giving a talk at the University of Houston discussing Denali Variations (which can be found on the Large Ensemble page), both the way in which the piece was conceived and writing under particular constraints for a given ensemble/audience.
  • On February 6, A recording of my work "Carrying Fire through Midnight Snow" (which can be found on the Chamber Music page) will be featured as part of a "First Friday" event at Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska.
  • Later in the Spring, the Meridian Symphony of Idaho under the baton of Daniel Wiley will be presenting the second performance of Denali Variations for Chamber Orchestra, accompanied by a slideshow featuring images from the second Composing in the Wilderness seminar.
  • In May, I'll be flying to Baltimore to participate in the premiere of Stinney, an opera by Frances Pollock concerning the events surrounding the execution of 14-year-old George Stinney in 1944. I'm honored that Frances has asked me to be a part of the creative team and assist with the orchestration and score preparation, and after seeing/hearing excerpts of the piano score, I can't wait to be a part of what promises to be a profound and timely opera.

That's just a brief look at what's coming; I'm sure there will be more news soon!

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