Tuesday, March 22, 2016
This weekend, March 24-26, is the California premiere of SPEED DATING TONIGHT! at Humboldt State University. They have a nice blog post about it.
"The characters are fresh and modern, and very diverse. Directors have (almost) complete discretion to place the daters' interactions in whatever order best fits the casts' strengths. This flexibility is crucial, and also ensures that no two productions will be the same. (Just like no two people are the same!)."
Meanwhile I'm up in Fargo at Fargo-Moorhead Opera where we are doing Puccini's SUOR ANGELICA and GIANNI SCHICCHI. Boy are geese loud in the early morning!
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
I'm so pleased that the San José Chamber Orchestra has included Craig Bohmler's performance of my PIANO CONCERTO in the recording celebrating their 25th anniversary. You can go to Craig's website and hear some of it. Buy it and help them celebrate! The recording was first released in 1997. Their conductor and founder, Barbara Day Turner, has been an unceasing supporter of contemporary music. Both the orchestra and BDT should be better known than they are. Their 25th anniversary concert is this weekend.