SYMPHONY NO. 1: DREAM DIALOGS to be recorded by ABLAZE RECORDS

This is BIG news for me! I am absolutely THRILLED to announce that my SYMPHONY NO. 1: DREAM DIALOGS has been selected to be recorded and released by Ablaze Records! The symphony will be recorded in June by the Brno Symphony Orchestra (Brno, Czech Republic), and released to the public in November on Ablaze’s “Orchestral Masters Vol. 2” album! This was all made possible by generous support from the Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Music.

My Symphony No. 1 was premiered last November by the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra. I wrote extensively about the creation of this work in a blog that you can read about here.

This will mark my first major recording of an orchestral work. The recording will be distributed internationally, and be available to hear via the Naxos Music Library, iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Amazon, and all major distributors.

Needless to say – I am extremely excited for this amazing opportunity!

PIANO QUARTET NO. 1, upcoming performance

January 31, 2014: My PIANO QUARTET NO. 1: MIRROR will be performed as part of a special concert sponsored by the Phillip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series, featuring Limor Toren-Immerman on violin, Claudia Shiuh on viola, Thomas Loewenheim on cello, and Andreas Werz on piano. Concert information can be found at http://www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/music/concerts/.

Preview of VALENTINE now available on the Heretic Opera website

The first scene of “Valentine” is now available on the Heretic Opera website for viewing! “Valentine” is a unique project that I have been involved with for over three years now as part of my residency with Heretic Opera. Back in 2010, I composed this work as a jazz-opera, in collaboration with librettist Madelaine Coffman. Since then, the project has morphed into a “graphic novel opera,” with animated visuals that coincide with a recording we made in 2011-12. The visuals are still in development – however, they are well on the way to being finished. So, I invite all of you to check out this preview of the first scene – it has been a LONG time coming!