Tom Purdom’s review is here. He likes The Waking Sun a lot, although he thinks that my handling of Seneca doesn’t reflect as integrated a worldview as my recent works on Christian themes (Exsultet, Vespers, and Two Laudate Psalms). But it is inventive and expressive as they are, he writes. The Tantalus section seemed to resonate particularly. I’m hearing that from many people. The Crossing receives well-deserved praise for all the performances.
30 May. The Consolation of Apollo. The 24, University of York, UK premiere
1 Jun. Where Flames a Word. Northwestern University Singers
3 Jun. Susquehanna. Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra
23 Jun. Adieu, Adieu. Relâche. Penn Museum, Widener Auditorium, 2:00
27 Jun. Donald Nally lecture, “Choral Music of Kile Smith,” Westminster Choir College Conducting Institute
30 Jun. The Arc in the Sky. The Crossing
11–13 Oct. The Consolation of Apollo. Red Shift, Trey Davis, cond. College Music Society Conference, Vancouver
3 Nov. New commissioned work. Khorikos. Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, 154 Sullivan Street, New York City.
Dec. The Consolation of Apollo. Red Shift, Trey Davis, cond. Baton Rouge
Dec 7. The Consolation of Apollo. Ars Nova Singers, Thomas Edward Morgan, cond. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Dec 9. The Consolation of Apollo. Ars Nova Singers. St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver
Dec 13. The Consolation of Apollo. Ars Nova Singers. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Dec 15. The Consolation of Apollo. Ars Nova Singers. First Congregational Church, Longmont
20 Jan 2019. New commissioned work. Arcadian Trio. Abington Presbyterian Church, Abington, Pa.