I will be taking part in two upcoming concerts at Cal Poly, Pomona that both promise to be exciting and enlightening evenings.
– On FEBRUARY 5, 8 pm, in the Recital Hall: Lori Huff will be featured in a solo saxophone recital. She has entitled the event, “An Eclectic Evening”, as she has invited many of her friends and colleagues to share the stage with her. For my part, I will be joining her in “Foxtrot”, a sax and violin duet by Michael G. Cunningham. I will also be part of a string quartet which will accompany her on two pieces, including my more intimate re-arrangement of my original composition, “Bleeding Heart”, originally for Soprano Sax and String Orchestra. Also, my arrangement of “Caoineadh Na Mara/Amen” by William Coulter, which I completed specifically at the request of Ms. Huff, will be performed by a host of Cal Poly’s very own faculty. Don’t miss these and many other delightful pieces!
– On MARCH 1, 8pm, in the Recital Hall: The Cal Poly String Ensemble will be performing a concert of music written entirely by women composers, in honor of “Herstory Month”. Director Kay Pech has been lifting the banner for recognition of women composers for the past fifteen years, and has much valuable information to share about the hardships, joys, and immense talent of these women, whose music spans the last 1,000 years! Featured composers include: Hildegard, Clara Schumann, LeBeau, Paradis, Wreede, Meier, Grimani, and Wallin (Yes! We will be performing my composition, “Bleeding Heart”, with Lori Huff on saxophone!). I highly recommend this opportunity to come and explore the little-known music of these fine, historic ladies!