Baritone Timothy Jones and members of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra premiere my five-movement Ofrendas on their annual Musical & Literary Ofrenda Concert celebrating Dia de los Muertos. I've set poetry of Angelina Weld Grimké, Adelaide Crapsey, César Vallejo, Witter Bynner, and Carl Sandburg for voice, oboe, viola, and cello.
Joseph Stepec leads the UH Manoa Symphony Orchestra!
Composed for Matthew Dane, The Seven Selves is based on Kahlil Gibran's poem of the same name, and explores the seven strings of the unique viola d'amore.
Anthony Costa, clarinet
David Stambler, saxophone
Nadia Strijbos, violin; Juan Manuel Marquez Vazquez, cello; Alaina DeBellevue, piano