FLORIDA GRAND OPERA brought the Fort Worth Opera Festival production of BEFORE NIGHTS FALLS to Miami for five performances in March 2017 at the Arsht Center.
Mar 18, 2017, at 7:00pm – Opening Night
Mar 19, 2017, matinee at 2pm
Mar 21, 24, & 25, 2017, at 8:00pm
The Nu-Deco Ensemble in Miami presented the world premiere of the orchestrated version of “A Cuban in Vermont” on March 9, 10, and 11. I scored the work, a 13-minute set of five songs for mezzo, for eleven strings (6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos and double-bass). Elena Galván sang.
The recording of my song “We Two Boys” (yes, the Whitman poem!) has been released, with Robert Osborne, baritone and Todd Crow, piano.
“A Cuban in Vermont” was sung by soprano Mary Thorne with Sebastian Giunta at the piano on October 8 in New York City at the Shetler Studios penthouse, as part of the “Latins in New York” series: “Art Song by Hispanic composers from 1945 to the Present.”
Recording of “We Two Boys,” a song commissioned by Luigi Terruso, for baritone and piano, based on the Whitman poem. Bass baritone Robert Osborne sings with Todd Crow at the piano.
“Serenata, Cuban Suite No. 1″ for violin and piano, was performed at Atlantic University in Boca Raton on Sunday February 1. Violinist Laura Klugherz, who’d performed the Serenata at Colgate College the previous fall, was accompanied by Heather Coltman at the piano. Details.
On February 25 there was a private recital at the Century Association in New York City featuring the world premiere of a song commissioned by Luigi Terruso, “We Two Boys” for baritone and piano, based on the Whitman poem. Bass baritone Robert Osborne sang with Todd Crow at the piano.
The Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble presented a concert of all new music inspired by poetry including the world premiere of “Silence,” a work for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and percussion commissioned by VCME for this concert. Friday April 17 at the Unitarian Church 130 Main Street Montpelier VT and Saturday April 18 in the Black Box Theater at the Main Street Landing in Burlington VT. The poem inspiring the music is “The Husband’s Tale” by David Huddle.
Elizabeth Reid performed the US Premiere of the work for solo viola I wrote for her, “Don’t Know Yet,” which she’d played in Toronto last year in its World Premiere. Saturday June 20 in Brandon, Vermont at 7:30. Here are the details.
Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Rivera recorded my song cycle, “A Cuban in Vermont” on GPRRecords, with pianist Myra Huang, released in September. The artists performed the works live at the Barge in Brooklyn on October 29.
Violist Liz Reid McQuillan performed a viola sola piece I wrote for her “Don’t Know Yet” on a program in Toronto on Thursday November 27 at Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Ave.).
“PLUNDERED HEARTS” CD RELEASED ON JUNE 24. You can order “Plundered Hearts, Songs by Jorge Martín” on amazon.com. Heather Johnson and Andrew Garland with Jason Wirth at the piano perform several songs and sets from 1997-2011. On GPRRecords.
BONUS TRACKS!! These songs couldn’t fit on the CD, so GPR Records has kindly issued them as “bonus tracks,” available for listening free. The Two Rilke Songs are sung by Andrew Garland with Jason Wirth at the piano. For details and to listen, go here.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra commissioned fanfares for their 2014-15 season to open their concerts and mine was the first one, on Saturday October 25, 8 p.m., at the Flynn Theater in Burlington, VT.
The Phoenix Concerts “The Folk Tune Project” featured nine newly commissioned works for piano trio; mine was “Caprichito, Cuban Suite No.3” with the Entelechron Trio performing, on Friday October 10 at the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy on 26 W. 84th Street in NYC.
“Serenata, Cuban Suite No. 1″ for violin and piano, was performed on Sunday September 28, 2014 at Colgate College with Laura Klugherz on the violin And Steven Heyman at the piano. Ms. Klugherz specializes in the music of Spain and the Caribbean.
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