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In preparation for a recording for Albany Records, my one-act opera, The Death of Webern, on a libretto by J. D. McClatchy, was performed last Thursday evening, April 24, at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Alan Johnson conducted an extremely strong cast and instrumental ensemble. (See the full cast at this site under Catalog / Opera & Music Theater / The Death of Webern.
Here’s a review by Lawrence Budman of the South Florida Classical Review:



Nobody, my piece for chorus and oboe, will have its New York premiere May 19th and 28th, 2015 by the New Amsterdam Singers, Clara Longstreth, director.  Based on four poems by

Emily Dickinson, each of which contains the word “nobody”,   Nobody was commissioned by the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble (Robert Cowles, director), and had its world premiere in Syracuse in April, 2012.


STAY TUNED for an upcoming reading this fall of scenes from The Leopardmy opera-in-progress also on a libretto by J. D. McClatchy.  Commissioned by American Opera Projects, the reading will part of AOP’s “First Chance” series.