It’s been a busy couple of months! On February 2nd of this year, I had the privilege of accompanying the District II Honor Choir in Maine, conducted by my good friend Marc Kaplan. We opened the mixed choir performance with my fanfare, “A Dream and a Song” – here’s a video from their fabulous performance:
On February 23, the Hartford Chorale Chamber Singers presented “Our American Heritage,” a concert celebrating choral Americana. The performance included music by Barnett, Bernstein, Burleigh, Copland, Graham, Hogan, Smallwood, and Whalum. Douglas-Jayd Burn accompanied, and he and I performed a flashy 4-hand arrangement of the overture to “Candide”!
Then, on March 2, I conducted a choir of tremendously talented middle schoolers in the Northern Regionals music festival at Harbur Middle School. The program included Stephan Barnacle’s South African Trilogy and “O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose,” composed by Marc Kaplan and me. It was a joy to make music with these very energetic and musical kids!
Finally, on Saturday, March 9, I attended the premiere of my latest choral work, “I Long to See,” performed by the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, under the direction of Michael Kerschner. Stay tuned for a recording from their beautiful performance!!