String quartet completed! Up ahead, GTMF residency, Carnegie Hall, Minnesota Orchestra, clarinet concerto recording

This past week saw the completion of my first string quartet (String Quartet No. 1 Shades of Night), which was commissioned by the Grand Teton Music Festival and where it will be premiered in early August.  I will also be the first ever composer-in-residence at GTMF this coming summer and I’m very much looking forward to that as well.  I’m also excited to announce that the Sphinx Virtuosi will tour in the fall with my Dabke for string orchestra. The tour includes a concert at Carnegie Hall. In a surprise (at least to me) announcement, the Minnesota Orchestra will be programming my Ramal for orchestra in their fall season. Details about all of the above here.

In early May I will travel to Berlin to oversee the recording of my Clarinet Concerto: Adrift on the Wine-dark Sea with clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and the Deutsches Symphony Orchestre.  This project has been years in the making and I’m very much looking forward to this recording.  A world-premiere is in the works for September of 2019 in Germany. More details on this soon.