The chamber version of Auto '66 is being performed today by both Dr. Julia Heinen (professor of clarinet, Cal. State Univ., Northridge) and by Technical Sgt. Ani Berberian and her colleagues in the U.S. Air Force Band in Washington, DC. I'll be stuck in Colorado, but I'm sure both will be great performances!
I'm very excited for two performances at the Southwest CBDNA Regional Conference at the Univesity of Arkansas. First up, the Truman State University Wind Symphony will perform Auto '66 with my friend and former classmate Jesse Krebs as soloist. Then on Friday, the Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Timothy Oliver will open their program with Two-Lane Blacktop. Plus, I'll be participating in the composer panels on both Thursday and Friday. Looking forward to meeting and working with some great colleagues both old and new!
I'm excited to hear a performance of "Two-Lane Blacktop" by the Luther College Concert Band at the upcoming College Band Directors National Association Regional Conference at Ball State University. The concert takes place on Feb. 27 and I'll be participating in a composer's panel the next day with Pulitzer-Prize Winner Michael Colgrass. Read more at the conference website here.
The intrepid duo STRIKE (Paul Vaillancourt, percussion and Jeff Meyer, piano) are once again on the road! This time they'll be performing my work "Duo Toccata" at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. I can't thank them enough for the many performances they've given of my music!
Dave Camwell of the Oasis Quartet has prepared a really nice video of the premiere of "Pictures of the Floating World" back in October. I'm particularly fond of the last movement!
Today is the world premiere of "Pictures of the Floating World" for sax quartet and percussion quartet here in Fort Collins. I am honored to have this being performed by not one, but two outstanding ensembles: the Oasis Quartet and the Vasanta Percussion Quartet. This is part of the 2nd biennial Aries Composers Festival here at Colorado State University. Hope to see you there!
Here's a beautiful multi-camera video of the premiere of "Garden of the Gods" performed by Joe Alessi and the Columbus State trombone choir under Dr. Brad Palmer.
Check out this nice three-camera video of my work Lascaux for orchestra. It's a really stellar performance and thanks again to Maestro Kenney!