Our Featured Musicians: #InternationalWomensDay Edition

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of introducing two of our amazing musicians performing on the “Of Roses and Lilies” upcoming April recording session! Meet violist Charlotte Van Houten and our soprano soloist Ayla Draper below…  

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We’re doing it– We’re gonna record “Of Roses and Lilies” (my beautiful, neo-Romantic work for Soprano soloist, women’s choir, and small orchestra), this April!!! And, I want to pay our small orchestra for their work; please consider pitching in, and choose from awesome rewards! Like, getting your name & PHOTO …

Introducing… “Of Roses and Lilies”

At last, the epic song for Soprano, Women’s Chorus, Soprano Recorder, English Horn, Piano, and String Orchestra is COMPLETE! And joins the ranks of the four new pieces I’ve completed this year alone, interestingly enough…. A little history: This work was actually first written approximately back in 2002 or 2004 …

Videos from Our Seal Beach Gig

Enjoy these couple of videos from the Guts&Ivory gig earlier this month in Seal Beach:   And don’t forget to save the date of October 20th! Pianist Michael Jung and I will be playing an awesome concert of works by Brahms, Suk, and yours-truly! We’ll be debuting my recent original …

Hooray! Got more done on “Of Roses and Lilies” today!!

I worked out the (typically complicated) chord structure/progressions and the finished piano part for the middle “bridge-like” section (that comes next after where the present demo recording ends)…. Thus, with the framework now finished, I can finish orchestrating that section next… Then that means, I’m at least 2/3rds of the way done with the piece!!!!

It’s taking on a BEAUTIFUL shape!! I can’t wait to share it when I’m done!!!!

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The achievement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries remains the great sun of the Western musical solar system: the repertory that dominates performance and recording. Composers who approach it must either maintain their ironic distance, as Stravinsky did, and later Ligeti, or be content to turn into its orbit, adopt …

Moór’s Opus 133 Parts, Now Available!

I’ve finally finished touching up and typing out the individual parts for Emanuel Moór’s Suite for Three Violins, Opus 133! A short while back, the Rosé Trio gave the first and fourth movements from this work a try in concert, and I’ve fallen in love with it! Well, with the …

Come hear the Rosé Trio perform works by Vitali, Danielle Cummins 😉 , Emanuel Moór, and Moszkowski! THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, 8pm, University of La Verne, Morgan Auditorium in Founders Hall – on 3rd Street near B Street, La Verne.