On April 29, 2016, the Center for Contemporary Opera presented the stage premiere of Black Water as a part of a sold-out double bill in the Thalia Theater at New York City’s Symphony Space.
On 26 February 2018 “Symphony for Strings” was given its world premiere by the Lviv Philharmonic Society, Ferdinando Nazzaro, conductor, in Lviv, Ukraine. This work was awarded Third Prize in the Society’s international Music Composers’ Competition 2018, MUSICA PER ARCHI.
Synchronicity, featuring Garah Landes (piano) and Gregory Landes (percussion) premiered this composition on 27 April 2015 at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church in New York City.
Composed in 2012 for Roger Zahab, this work was premiered by Mr. Zahab, violin, and Robert Frankenberry, piano, in Pittsburgh on January 27, 2014.
This excerpt features Karen Fitz-Gibbon, soprano, and Julie Sargeant, piano,
in the Co-Opera production of the Australian premiere at the Adelaide
Fringe Festival, 2 March 2012.
“[S]ensational … “Black Water” proved a brilliant vehicle for Canberra
soprano Karen Fitz-Gibbon.” – Helen Musa (CityNews.com.au)
My revised “Piano Quintet” was a finalist in the 2016 Bruno Maderna Composers Competition. This performance took place on July 30, 2016, in Lviv, Ukraine.
“Laughter in Jericho” is a fictional account of the confrontation at Ruby Ridge in 1993. In this excerpt from the 1997 production in New York City, Ray’s wife has just been killed. Sung by Mark Peters, Ray comforts his daughter, revealing both his anger and his loss.
Summer vacation is drawing to a close and little Cathy is excited to start kindergarten. Ms. Romano, her teacher, feels differently about her return to the classroom.
Petty thieves Ed and John Biddle and their accomplice, Jenny, are on
the back streets of Pittsburgh. Ed dreams of a better life; later, we see
that Catherine (Kate) Soffel, the wife of a prison warden, also shares
Catherine (Kate) Soffel, the wife of a prison warden, reaches a decision.