Selected Events

2023

Rolston String Quartet

JANUARY 15, 2023
UK Premiere of MAGIC GARDENS for string quartet performed by Rolston String Quartet at Wigmore Hall, London, England.

JANUARY 18, 2023
Guest Composer at the 2023 New Music Miami ISCM Music Festival. UPON WINGS OF WORDS, Emily Dickinson Settings for soprano and string quartet performed by the Amernet with Mezzo-Soprano soloist Rachel Calloway in the FIU Wolfsonian Museum on Miami, Florida. This is the world premiere of the Mezzo-Soprano version.

JANUARY 28, 2023
OF PARADISE AND LIGHT for orchestra performed by the Austin Civic Orchestra, Lois Ferrari conducting, Bates Recital Hall University of Texas, Austin , TX.

JANUARY 29, 2023
Rumi Settings, for violin and viola, performed Andrej Power, violin; Vicki Powell, viola, at Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden.


Gwendolyn Brooks

FEBRUARY 17 & 18, 2023
World Premiere of SUN DANCE for orchestra in Memoriam Oliver Knussen commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony, conducted by Christian Reif

FEBRUARY 26, 2023
SUNBURST a fanfare for orchestra performed by the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Dr. Grant Gilman at the Alpharetta First Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA.

March 5, 2023
Prayer and Celebration for chamber orchestra performed by the Narragansett Bay Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kristo Kondakçi, Providence RI.

MARCH 11, 2023
WORLD PREMIERE of GWENDOLYN BROOKS SETTINGS for Treble Chorus and Orchestra. Text by Gwendolyn Brooks. World premiere by Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Stilian Kirov, conducting, Charles Sundquist, Chorus, Director. This commission and associated activities are partially supported by a 2019 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Illinois Humanities.

MARCH 19, 2023 – 4 PM
RING OUT WILD BELLS TO THE WILD SKY for solo soprano, chorus and orchestra. Amanda Palmeiro, solo soprano performed by the Cathedral Choral Society of Washington, D.C., and the Baltimore Symphony, conducted by Steven Fox in the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

APRIL 23, 2023
FANFARE OF HOPE AND SOLIDARITY for orchestra will be performed by the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of the renowned conductor Susan Davenny Wyner. Warren, Ohio.

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

APRIL 28 & 29, 2023
World Premiere of TOWARD A SECRET SKY, Poems on Love by Rūmī for light lyric soprano, SATB chorus and orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Dr. Eric Stark, Artistic Director who will be conducting the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis on Monument Circle.

May 4, 2023
Prayer Bells, for orchestra. Performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Trevino at the Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD.

May 5-7, 2023
Prayer Bells, for orchestra. Performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Trevino at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD.

May 21, 2023 – 2 PM
World Premiere of ABSOLUTE OCEAN in the version for mezzo-soprano and orchestra performed by "The President's Own" United States Marine Chamber Orchestra conducted by 1st Lt. Darren Y. Lin featuring Mezzo soprano soloist MSgt Sara Sheffield. Washington, D.C.

MARCH 8-17, 2024
DANCE FOLDINGS for orchestra performed by the Orchestre national d’Ile de France conducted by Alevtina Loffe. Orchestra is touring concerts from March 8 to March 17 including a performance at the Philharmonie de Paris on Tuesday March 12 at 20H00.