This will be an amazing few weeks!
Mezzo soprano Shelley Waite will sing the world premiere of “Advent Trilogy” in a concert at the First Baptist Church of Morristown, Tennessee on Sunday evening, March 8th. Thanks to dear friends Mark and Johanna Hostetter for arranging for the invitation and to Dr. Dean Haun, Senior Pastor, and John Greene, Worship Pastor, for believing in the music!
Megumi Kanda will perform the world premiere of Red Dragonfly, Sonata for Trombone and Band with The United States Army Band on March 21 during the American Trombone Festival. She premiered the original version for trombone and piano at the International Trombone Festival in 2013, and when The US Army band asked her to perform with them, she asked me if I thought it would work for band… I said, yes! The concert is free and open to the public, get there early, it will be full.
Professional clarinetist Anna Najoom introduced my 3 movement “New Dancing Shoes” to her fabulous Chicago-based Sapphire Woodwind Quintet, and they have decided to program it for their April 3rd concert in Chicago!
It is thrilling to have such great artists present these compositions. Thanks to all the performers and all the listeners! I hope to have some of these up on YouTube for you all to enjoy soon.