This Spring I have several exciting shows. I wrote music for Season Four of Mozart in the Jungle and on February 13th, we will be premiering some of it at National Sawdust. Old Man and the Sea, my new opera with Bob Wilson, Royce Vavrek, Jeffrey Zeigler and Helga Davis will also have a sneak preview at National Sawdust on February 22 at the Opera America showcase. Murat Eyuboglu’s The Colorado, a documentary eco-cantata for Roomful of Teeth, Glenn Kotche and Jeffrey Zeigler (with text by conservationist and writer William deBuys) that I wrote music for will be at the Kennedy Center in March as part of a mini residency of performances by National Sawdust Projects. Murat and I will also be diving into the next installation of the River Project: The Amazon, which just received a 2017 NEA grant. My mass with Brenda Shaughnessy, The Imaginary World of Wild Order will be performed by Choir of Trinity Wall Street on May 24th, conducted by Julian Wachner.
I begin several large scale works including Edward Tulane for Minnesota Opera with librettist Mark Campbell and director Eric Simonson, and two works with Royce Vavrek- Film Stills, an opera series with R.B. Schlather and Eve Gigliotti (which will be in residency at National Sawdust in the Spring) and a work for the Young People’s Chorus called the Glass Box, to premiere at the the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. Additional new works include Sisters (for Silent Voices series) for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and solo works for Anthony de Mare, Yevgeny Kutik, Inna Faliks, Allison Loggins-Hull (Diametrically Composed) and Jonah Sirota (Strong Sad) will be premiered and recorded. More dates coming soon, please check the calendar to your right!