I’m writing to let you know that Northwestern University Opera Theatre will give the Midwestern Premiere of In A Grove tonight and through this weekend, in a new production directed by Joachim Schamberger and conducted by Alan Pierson. There are four performances from November 17-20, in case you’re in the Chicago area.
I’ve had a wonderful time working with these amazing young musicians and the creative team — it’s fascinating and immensely edifying to see one’s opera completely reimagined and in a new context. (And of course, you can always stream the premiere here.)
And if you’re not in Chicago, here are a few fun things to watch and listen to:
— Saxophonist Julian Velasco has made an incredible video of Liminal Highway, in collaboration with Nick Zoulek. You can also stream his recording on all platforms.
— The Cincinnati Symphony has kindly allowed me to reshare the premiere of my concerto for brass and orchestra, A Body, Moving, conducted by Louis Langree, featuring trumpeter Bob Sullivan, and tubist Chris Olka. You can find more info about the piece here.
Conspirare and the Miro Quartet recently premiered Wind Phone, Goleta, CA, 2022, as part of their Hear Me Out series, with text by Stephanie Fleischmann, and you can stream it below.
— And finally, New Focus Recordings will release The Air Suspended on December 2, 2022, a new EP featuring Shai Wosner, The Argus Quartet, and Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Recorded during the pandemic remotely, it was a grand experiment in multi-tracking in times of Covid. You can pre-order and stream one track here. Expect more spam about that in two weeks.
As always, I invite you to check out other upcoming performances of mine this year.
Thanks, as always, for reading.