6.24.13 | Gesualdo is Not a Mojito and Bowl of Fresh Strawberries On June 2, I performed my last concert with the Florilegium Chamber Choir. The announcement of my departure came suddenly, as the offer to direct the orchestra and choir at Rennselaer Polytech in Troy starting in September only…
4.26.13 | On Listening to Boulez's First Piano Sonata I've noticed that I do a lot of writing. Much of that writing gets printed on sheets of paper, handed out to anywhere from 5 to 200 people who attend a concert I am somehow involved with, and then vanishes. Musica…
12.22.12 Press Release Orchestra Sempiternam to perform A Concert For Newtown featuring guest artists Rebecca Ringle and Jihee Kim St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Norwalk, CT on Saturday, December 22 at 7:00pm. NEW HAVEN, CT (Thursday, December 20, 2012) – Professional musicians from the New York and Connecticut communities have…
11.25.12 Florilegium Chamber Choir William Byrd - Mass for Five Voices Thomas Tallis - If Ye Love Me, Third Hymn from the Psalter for Archbishop Parker Charles Ives - Three Songs from the War (arr. DeMaison) Eric Whitacre - Nox Arumque John Cage - 4'33" Samuel Barber - Agnus Dei…
3.5.2012 Published by Florilegium Chamber Choir Franz Schubert (1797-1828) - Mass in G (1815) Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791) - Misericordias Domini, K.222 (1775) Georg Reutter (1708-1772) - Excerpt from Kyrie from Mass in D (erroneously attributed to Mozart as K.91) W.A. Mozart - Ave verum corpus, K.618 (1791) Anton Bruckner…
12.8.11 Published by Ensemble Sospeso Morton Feldman (1926—1987) - For Christian Wolff If there is magic in Feldman, I think it is hiding somewhere in his peculiar, instantly recognizable notation, and in the decoding process this notation forces the performers to undertake. Learning the three-hour monolith is as much a…
11.25.11 Published by Florilegium Chamber Choir Salamone Rossi (1570-c1630) – Haleluya / Psalm 146 (1623) Kurt Weill (1900-1950) – Kiddush (1946) Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – Chichester Psalms (1965) Morten Lauridsen (b.1943) – O Magnum Mysterium (1994) Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) – Symphony of Psalms (1930) Much has been said about the…
5.11.2011 Published by Florilegium Chamber Choir Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643) – The Third Book of Madrigals Francesco Cavallli (1602 – 1676) – Lament of Cassandra (from La Didone) Giacomo Carissimi (1605 – 1674) – Ferma! lascia ch’io parli (Lamento di Maria Stuarda) A dozen orchestras across the country are…
musica reservata : a style of composition of the late 16th c. which may involve intensely expressive and highly chromatic music intended, in all likelihood, for consumption by small audiences. 3.15.2011 Florilegium Chamber Choir György Ligeti (1923 – 2006) Selected folk song arrangements Arvo Pärt (b.1935) - Berliner Messe (1990)…