One-Dog Sleigh at the Ordway's Family Blast, April 20, 2019

The GTCYS Concertino Orchestra with conductor Dan Mollick performed “One-Dog Sleigh” at the Ordway’s Family Blast Event on April 20th, 2019. The music accompanies Mary Casanova’s picture book by the same title, and features narration by Storyteller Lorena Duarte. You can see the video using the following link:

The Not-So-Danceable Suite

Here’s a link to my latest piece which was premiered February 22, 2019 at MacPhail Center for Music. The movements are: 1. Allemande, 2. Sarabande, 3. Minuet in G?, 4. Dirge, 5. Gavotte, 6. Habanera and 7, Chasse. The piece features Alison Akins and Mike Alexander on horn, Randall Davidson and Rebeccah Pareker Downs on cello and Bjorn Grina-Shay and Paul Babcock on percussion. I was the conductor!f

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Upcoming concerts, March 25 and May 6, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 4 p.m., "A State(ment) of grace will be presented for a second time at MacPhail Center for Music's beautiful Antonello Hall.  The piece will be part of a MacPhail Faculty Recital.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8 p.m., "The Carnival of the Invasive Species" will be presented at a MacPhail Spotlight Series Concert.  This is a subscription concert series.  Contact MacPhail to get your tickets:  612-321-0100.

Videos of both of the pieces are available for viewing.  Check further down in the News Posts!

Video from Nov. 13, 2016 Wind Gave Birth to Me Concert

Here is the link to the Nov. 13th performance by WomenPerformHers of "The Wind Gave Birth to Me."  I have two pieces on the program, and Interlude at 58:54 (Magnetic Fields is my title) and "Ikh Hob a Shvalb Gezen" at 1:03:25.  The header for that one says Beth Altoff, but she was the soprano not the composer!



WomenPerformHers "The Wind Gave Birth To Me" 11-13-2016 -- ParkTV15

Yiddish and English poetry and oral history in prose and song with chamber music! recorded by

The Wind Gave Birth To Me

Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2 p.m.

This is the second performance of a lovely show featuring Yiddish poetry, song and spoken word.  It includes pieces composed by Diane Benjamin, Miriam Gerberg, Sherry Ladig and Sarah Miller.  Womenperformhers directed by Judith Eisner and soprano Beth Altof present the music, and writer/narrator Alison Morse reads the poems and provides commentary.

Where:  Mt. Zion, 1300 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105

Admission:  $10