I’m pleased to announce that the pianist Robert Cassidy will be performing my Four Elegies on several concerts on his upcoming tour. The dates and details are as follows:
September 10, 10 am – Santa Barbara, CA – Music Academy of the West
September 12, 3 pm – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Music Club
September 19, 8 pm – Los Olivos, CA – Saint Mark’s in the Valley Episcopal Church
October 11, 3 pm – New York, NY – Tenri Cultural Institute
October 14, 4pm – Westport, CT – Saugatuck Congregational Church
October 22, 7:30pm – Hiram, OH – Hayden Auditorium
October 25, 2pm – Newton, MA – Newton Free Library
Complete details for the concerts are on Robert’s site, at robertcassidypianist.com/concerts. The score for the piece, for those who are interested, is available on my works page.
On May 2 at 7:30 pm, The Elaris Duo (Larisa Elisha, violin, and Steven Elisha, cello) will perform a benefit concert of my music, along with pieces by Schulhoff and Kodaly in New York. All of the proceeds from the concert will go to Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit set up after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Sandy Hook Promise’s mission is national — to protect children from gun violence so no other parent experiences the loss of their child by engaging and empowering parents and communities with targeted prevention programs in the areas of mental wellness early-identification & intervention, social & emotional development and firearm safety & security. More information on their programs is available at SandyHookPromise.org.
As for the concert, I will be joining the Elaris Duo on piano to perform a special preview of my piece An Offering: For The Families of Newtown.They will be premiering Shifting Spirits, for violin and cello, and I will also perform some of my piano works.
The concert is at the DiMenna Center For Classical Music. Tickets are available now at brownpapertickets.com/event/1434131.
The UCSB Department of Music will be presenting the west coast premiere of my opera, Twelfth Night, on January 30 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall in Santa Barbara. A second performance is scheduled for February 1 at 1 pm. This version is produced by Benjamin Brecher and directed by David Grabarkewitz.
Tickets for both performances, along with complete details, will be available on the UCSB website at music.ucsb.edu/news/event/532
I hope to see you there!
Yael Weiss, who performed the premiere of my piece Prelude to a Sonata in Kansas, Kentucky, and Virginia last month, has added a concert in Kelowna, British Columbia, to her touring schedule. She’ll be performing the piece this Friday, November 14, at 7:30 pm at the Mary Irwin Center for the Arts.
Yael has stepped in in place of Katherine Chi, who unfortunately had to cancel her performance. Though Katherine Chi’s name is still listed in a few places, Yael will be the performer that evening.
In other news, DePaul Opera Theatre has rescheduled their production of my opera Twelfth Night in Chicago for November 19. Complete details are available at http://events.depaul.edu/event/depaul_opera_theatre_2750. Here’s a photo of Elizabeth Margolius’s lovely staging: