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February 2017

Inversion Ensemble performs Of Birds

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. John’s United Methodist Church,
2140 Allandale Rd
Austin, TX 78756 United States
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Austin’s Inversion Ensemble is a choral collective made up of composers and singers, formed to give voice to innovative choral works and to encourage the creation of new music, especially in the Austin area. I feel privileged that they've included my work Of Birds: Songs on texts from Medieval bestiaries in the repertoire for their premiere concert along with works from other local, gifted composers. The concert is free and open to the public, and I hope to see you…

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March 2017

Lance Witty premieres Mountain Idyll: Les Trois Tétons

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jessen Auditorium in UT’s Homer Rainey Hall,
200 W 21st St
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Lance Witty, DMA candidate in trumpet performance, will premiere a new work that I wrote for him on his doctoral recital. Mountain Idyll: Les Trois Tétons, for trumpet and piano, was inspired by my time in the Grand Teton area of Wyoming this past year. Lance had asked me to write him a vocalise for this recital, and I started work this past July with that intention. The beauty and majesty of the Rocky Mountains in that corner of the…

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April 2017
Free

made of words … torn by dreams, for alto sax and piano on CLUTCH concert

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Recital Studio @ the Butler School of Music,
2400 Robert Dedman Dr
Austin, TX 78751 United States
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made of words... torn by dreams, for alto saxophone and piano, was inspired by lines from a poem by American poet Wallace Stevens. These poetic lines sparked recent considerations on the words I use to define myself— artist, gay man, voter/citizen. They also pushed me to consider who I am as my plans and dreams come to fruition or fail to materialize. What would that do to my definition of self? made of words... torn by dreams will be premiered…

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November 2017

One Ounce Opera to premiere
The Creatures: a bestiary retold

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Central Presbyterian Church,
200 E 8th St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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I'm excited to be among the chosen winners of One Ounce Opera's 2nd annual festival of song, Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song! My newest song cycle The Creatures: a bestiary retold explores the monsters of medieval bestiaries through the imaginative poetry of Jeffery Beam. The songs were written at the request of soprano Maureen Broy Papovich and in memory of Lee Hoiby, a true master of art song and a generous mentor to me. The show will feature other…

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The Creatures: a bestiary retold
presented by UT CLUTCH

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bates Recital Hall,
2406 Robert Dedman Dr
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Last weekend was the premiere of my new song cycle for two voices and piano The Creatures: a bestiary retold, chosen as a winners of One Ounce Opera’s 2nd annual festival of song, Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song. This week, One Ounce Opera performs this cycle again as guest artists on the UT CLUTCH composers concert. The Creatures: a bestiary retold explores the monsters of medieval bestiaries through the imaginative poetry of Jeffery Beam. The songs were written at…

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