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Monday, March 12, 2007

A Dirty Little Secret and Magnificat

Two exciting things coming up for me this week.

Sunday, March 18:
World premier of the "Aria" from the Magnificat, my setting (in English translation) of the New Testament text about the Annunciation of Mary. This will be performed by the fabulous soprano Rebecca Davis, joined by pianist Aleeza Meir. 11am at Old First Reform Church in Brooklyn, on the corner of Carroll Street and Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. You can get there via the Q at Seventh Ave. or the 2/3 at Grand Army Plaza. It is a beautiful space, and I am proud of this new piece Rebecca and Old First were kind enough to commission. Click here For more information.

Monday, March 13:
Dirty Little Secret, the new CD by pianist Andrew Russo features my piece, ,A Dirty Little Secret. This Endeavor Classics disc is a collection of short "encores" by John Adams, Gerard Beljon, Derek Bermel, William Bolcom, Morton Gould, Scott Joplin, Aaron Kernis, Ligeti, Marc Mellits, Amonte Parsons, and Jacob Ter Velduis. I am honored to be in such excellent company.

Andy's already gotten an excellent review -- the praise of his playing is richly deserved. I've also included a link to the Endeavor Web site should you wish to Buy it here. Get it for the extra hip fold-out artwork alone!

Coming Soon:
Art Songs with American Opera Projects' COMPOSERS AND THE VOICE series, May 11 & 12; and my new piccolo piece All Work and No Play in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, June 10, played by the amazing Stephanie Mortimore, piccoloateer for the Metropolitan Opera.


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