Songs of Summer
I'm excited about this summer's release of the live album "Mosaic." Recorded in January, these songs contain energy that exceeds the bounds of the recorded medium. Even so, please have a listen.
Here are upcoming concerts:
Thursday, September 12, in Wheelwirght Auditorium, at 7:30 pm. will roll out the second "Beautiful Friendship" concert. Dan O'Reilly and I began this series in January, and the new "Mosaic" album is the result of my portion of the event. Dan and I have much more music to share. We decided to keep performing our original music and also our arrangements of jazz classics. The band will be great. You be the judge of the music. I hope you can put it in your calendar: Thursday, September 12, @ 7:30 pm @ Wheelwright Auditorium.
The next concert, on October 6 @ 4 pm @ Edwards Recital Hall, will feature my new compostions performed by incredible artists. Philip Powell, Jeff Jones, and members of the CCU string quintet are the artists that will bring to life the music II have written tabout the Lowcountry of South Carolina and the "haints" in it. The first work is Brookgreen Fountains: Suite One. This piano solo suite of five movements musically captures he energy of the statues that are the focus of the fountains. Each movement will be enhanced with a video of the given featured fountain. If you have a chance to get to Brookgreen, the fountains, in order, are: 1) Fountain of the Muses, 2) Alligator Bender, 3) Raphell, 4) Time and the Fates of Man, and 5) Frog Baby. I wrote these for the incredible pianist Philip Powell, who will premiere the suite at the concert.
There are two other works featured on this concert. A premiere of Lowcountry Voices, a song cycle for baritone and piano, featuring Jeff Jones (baritone, and Philip Powell (piano), will explore the ghosts and legends of the Carolina coast. The last work of the evening will be yet another premiere, Brokkgreen Fountains, Suite Two, for piano sextet. Another sutie that sets more of the wonderful fountains to music, this suite features the CCU string quintet, with Philip Powell, piano. This work will also unfold with a video component to augment the experience.
I hope to see you there.