I’m pleased to announce that UCSB’s production of my opera, Twelfth Night won first place in the National Opera Association’s production competition, division II. I’m so thankful for the hard work that the whole department put in, and especially to the wonderful young singers, director David Grabarkewitz, producer Benjamin Brecher, and conductor Brent Wilson.
This piece is included on the soundtrack to the Mountains and Rivers: Mystical Realism of Zen Master Dogen DVD, by John Daido Loori Roshi, available at: http://monasterystore.org/mountains-and-rivers-dvd. It has also been released on Margaret Mills’ CD Meditations and Overtones and on Helen Callus’s CD Lament Amid Silence, both of which are available on my recordings page.
Today I received news that pianist Robert Cassidy plans to include my piece Four Elegies on his next album. The album will also include Debussy’s Preludes, Book II, and Chopin’s Barcarolle in F#, Op. 60, so I am in good company! His previous album, released on Albany Records, includes the first book of Debussy preludes, as well as music by Mozart and David Noon. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers, or by clicking here.