The Nu-Deco Ensemble in Miami will be presenting 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). Atypically, I myself wrote the poems. Elena Galván sings.
A recording of the song “We Two Boys” (Walt Whitman poem) has been released, with Robert Osborne, baritone and Todd Crow, piano.