Instrumental Works (chamber)

Caprichito, Cuban Suite No. 3, for piano, violin and cello, dur. 8 minutes. Commissioned by The Phoenix Concerts for “The Folk Tune Project,” premiere on October 10, 2014 at the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy in NYC, with the Entelechron Trio.


Concertino, for string ensemble (soloist + 3-3-2-2-1 min.), (2011) written for the Eleva Chamber Players, dur. c. 8.5 min. World premiere fall of 2011: November 5, 2011, 7:30 PM United Church of Christ/Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 N. Main Street, Waterbury, and November 6, 2011, 3:00 PM, First Church Universalist of Barre, 19 Church Street, Barre, Vermont(on YouTube)


Serenata, Cuban Suite No. 1, for violin and piano, (2002, rev. 2011) dur. 22 minutes. Eleven short movements based on old Cuban music.


Tango Fantasy, for flute and piano, (2010) dur. c. 8 min., also arr. for clarinet and piano


Four Dances, for string quintet, (2012) dur. c. 18 min. (String quartet + bass)


Meditation, for violin and piano, (2007) dur. 10 min.


Four Noble Truths, sonata for cello and piano in four movements, (2007) duration c. 30 min. World premiere March 12, 2011 Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington, MA Yehuda Hanani, cello and Walter Ponce, piano presented by Close Encounters With Music.


Ropa vieja, Cuban Suite No. 2, for cello, accordion and percussion (bongos, maracas, and claves), (2006) dur. 14.5 min. Commissioned by Close Encounters With Music, and made possible through the generosity of Gideon and Sarah Gartner. World premiere at the Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington, MA on March 17, 2007; again on March 24, 2007 in Scottsdale, AZ; June 4, 2011 Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA.


Conjuration, for clarinet, violin, cello and piano, (2003) commissioned by the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, dur. 10 minutes; World premiere April 2, 2004 Burlington; April 4, Montpelier; April 1, 2005 VCME at Montpelier & May 1 at Colchester; January 8, 2007 Sequitur at Merkin Hall, NYC; May 7, 2008 Continuum at the Americas Society in New York City (680 Park Avenue, at 68th St.) on a program called “The Latin Legacy” celebrating the younger generation of Latin-American born composers in the U.S.; October 25, 2009 Continuum at the Howland Chamber Music Circle in Beacon NY


Hollywood Variations, for cello and piano, (2003) on a theme by Leonard Rosenman from “East of Eden,” dur. c. 9 minutes. Commissioned by Close Encounters With Music as a tribute to the work of Leonard Rosenman. World premiere November 28, 2003 at the Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington, MA with Yehuda Hanani, cello and James Tocco, piano; April 3, 2004 Scottsdale AZ (Hanani/Tocco)


Three Nocturnes for Cello and Piano, (1997) ca. 12 min. Premiered in Salisbury, Vermont on July 10, 1998; also at Derby Line, Vt. July 31, 1998; Middlebury, Vt. Oct. 4, 1998; Burlington Oct. 17, 1999; Rutland, Vt. March 16, 2001 with Dieuwke Davydov, cello, and Diana Fanning, piano; also: March-April 2001: Davydov-Fanning duo tour of Europe, seven cities; April 22, 2001 in Randolph, Vt. (and other performances)
May 5, 2001 Yehuda Hanani, cello and Stephen Prutsman, piano, Close Encounters with Music presents, Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood; January 6, 2003 Mark Shuman, cello and Todd Crow, piano at the Kosciuszko Foundation, NYC

“Three Nocturnes”
1. arr. for violin and piano
2. arr. for viola and piano
3. arr. for clarinet and piano

With Eric Mandat, clarinet and Jeanne Golan, piano: Oct. 25, 2006 Vancouver, CA; March 4, 2007 Summit NJ; March 6, 2007 SUNY Nassau, NY; Sept. 30, 2007 at Columbus State University in Georgia; Oct. 3, 2007 at the University of Florida at Tallahassee; Oct. 5, 2007 at the University of North Florida at Jacksonville


Saxophone Quartet, (1990, rev. 1991) c. 15 min. Premiered by the Wiener Saxophonquartett as part of the Klangbogen New Music Festival in Vienna, July 12, 1993; also in NYC January 24, 1994 at Greenwich House Music School


Variations for Piano Four-Hands on “That Lonesome Valley” (1984) c. 20 min. performed at the Cornerstone Center on Jan. 20, 1985 (with a grant from Meet the Composer) and at McMillin Theater on Feb. 15, 1985