Poems by Emily Dickinson: text by Richard Rodriguez. Commissioned by Eclipse Chamber Orchestra: revised version introduced by Emily Pulley, soprano, Richard Kleinfeldt, narrator, and Eclipse Chamber Orchestra at The George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA. in May 2007. Sylvia Alimena, conductor.
Music from the opera Little Women for percussion, piano, celesta, and strings. Commissioned by Eclipse Chamber Orchestra: revised version introduced by Eclipse Chamber Orchestra at The George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA. in October 2007. Sylvia Alimena, conductor.
Commissioned by New York City Opera: introduced by New York City Opera as part of their performances of Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess at Lincoln Center in March-April 2006. George Manahan, conductor.
Commissioned by The National Symphony Orchestra: introduced by Dotian Levalier, harpist, and The National Symphony at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in June 2007. Leonard Slatkin, conductor.
Orchestral piece written for the Cabrillo Music Festival to celebrate the great Marin Alsop‘s twentieth year as leader of the festival.
Orchestral arrangement of Queen Sophine’s climactic aria from 'Becoming Santa Claus.'
Last Year's four-movement narrative speaks to anxieties surrounding the ever-increasing threats of climate change, while also paying homage to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Co-commissioned by American Composers Orchestra, New Century Chamber Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and ROCO.