Category Archives: news

news 5/13/12

Tonight at Orchestra Hall: the World Premiere of Blow It Up, Start Again, with the remarkable Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Allen Tinkham.

news 5/1/12

The Vinyl Six is now up and running as a print-on-demand score. Pair it with Avian Orchestra’s 2009 recording!

news 4/30/12

Last night, violist Brett Deubner and composer-pianist Amanda Harberg premiered Deep Sky Blue, to close their concert series season, with plenty more performances of this new sonata for viola and piano coming soon!

news 3/28/12

Now online: score, audio mockup, and information for my new educational “school ensemble” piece, 3 O’Clock Mix, commissioned by The Bowling Green State University National Band Association Student Chapter and middle schools from around the country.

news 3/12/12

“Mirrors”, Robert Benton’s new solo euphonium album featuring a beautiful world premiere recording of Milori Blue, is out and available at Just for Brass.

news 2/1/12

Streaming audio is now online for my Led Zeppelin and Puccini arrangements as part of Townsend Opera’s excellent Opera Remix project.

news 12/13/11

This week I return to The Midwest Clinic for Thursday morning’s Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra premiere of Blow It Up, Start Again, conducted by the fabulous Allen Tinkham. And on Friday morning, I will participate in a Composers Forum, moderated by Northwestern University’s Dr. Mallory Thompson. Looking forward to the week in Chicago, and to enjoying time with friends old and new!

news 11/7/11

There’s a fresh coat of paint on the site! This re-design features in-browser streaming audio and fancy embedded scores, but it will be some weeks before all is working perfectly in all browsers (especially on iOS devices), so please Pardon Our Dust, as they say.

news 10/25/11

Now online: the completed score for Blow It Up, Start Again, premiering with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra this December, and concert audio from September’s world premiere of These Inflected Tentacles.

news 9/26/11

Tonight at The Cell on W. 23rd St., The Avian Orchestra premieres These Inflected Tentacles, with Chris Nappi-marimba, Cyrus Beroukhim-violin, Joey Amini-cello, and Blair McMillen-piano.