Are Friends Delight or Pain for Double SATB Chorus A Cappella

November 22nd, 2012|

This setting of Emily Dickinson’s short poem is an excerpt from my 1996 piece Cycle of Friends for soprano solo, chorus and chamber orchestra.  This video perusal score features the premiere performance by the Music Group of Philadelphia, conducted by Seán Deibler […]

Upcoming Performances for Summer 2012

May 18th, 2012|

The San Francisco Choral Artists, conducted by Magen Solomon, will give the world premiere of my very short (and very, very silly) a cappella madrigal Ducks in the Garden, which was composed in 1991.

Video: American Standard at Old First

May 29th, 2011|

Filmmaker Mark Altenberg did a lovely video interpretation of my clarinet/piano piece American Standard that was displayed live during a recent performance at Old First Concerts in San Francisco. Using footage taken of clarinetist Karla Avila and pianist Regina Schaffer in rehearsal, the video […]

City Walks at SFO “You Are Hear” Festival

June 25th, 2010|

Some composer friends and I have been kicking around the idea of getting our music played in unconventional venues. The idea is that if music is only played in concert halls, then the audience is limited to people who take time out of their busy schedules to seek it out, to say nothing of willingness to spend money on tickets. Surely we can find new ways of bringing new music to audiences that don’t require them to be so proactive. […]

Video: “American Standard” for Clarinet and Piano

May 21st, 2009|

American Standard was premiered in Shrewsbury, England in 1993, but the U.S. premiere was given the following year as part of the New Music Delaware Festival at the University of Delaware.

Last week pianist Julie Nishimura, who participated in that 1994 performance, gave me the honor of including the piece in a concert celebrating her 20 years as faculty accompanist at the university.  This time she was joined by the wonderful clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt, also of the U. Delaware music faculty.

Here’s a high-definition video of the performance. […]

“City Walks” Recording Posted

May 17th, 2009|

I’ve posted the recording of last week’s premiere of my new string quartet piece City Walks.  Please visit this page to hear excerpts or the entire piece.

“City Walks” for String Quartet: A short program note

May 5th, 2009|

The following is a program note for my new string quartet work City Walks, which receives its premiere this weekend in Berkeley, California. […]

Upcoming String Quartet Premiere

April 6th, 2009|

My new piece, City Walks for string quartet, will be premiered by the Eidolon Quartet next month in Berkeley, California.  If you’re in the Bay Area, please come and check it out!  The concert also features new works by my very talented colleagues Alexis Alrich, Clark Suprynowicz and […]

Upcoming London Performance

October 15th, 2007|

My clarinet/piano piece American Standard will be performed in London next week…

Peter Furniss (clarinet) and David Leiher Jones (piano) will be holding a recital to celebrate the recent Clarinet Classics CD release, Time Pieces, 60 years of American music for clarinet and piano. The recital […]