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Let’s Recap

Sunny and Nikki

Sunny and Nikki

It’s been a while since I written a blog entry.  I am not sure why.  Perhaps my life has not been that interesting lately.  Well, I shouldn’t say that.  I live with two birds remember?  They always keep life interesting and they think my life is interesting because they always want to be involved in whatever it is that I am doing.

Anyway, let’s briefly recap what has happened over the last few months.

My four compositions were premiered on Saturday, November 17th at the New Jersey Music Teachers Association State Conference.  The conference was held at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.  It was quite the experience.  After all, it isn’t everyday that you get to hear a live performances of your own music.  These student works include:

  • Peaceful Pause (beginner piano solo)
  • Avian Adventures (intermediate piano solo)
  • Modern Dance (advanced piano solo)
  • Shades of Blue (violin and piano duo)

My music will be performed at the Aram Khachaturian House-Museum in Yerevan, Armenia.  One half of the concert will include music by New York Women Composers, and the other half will include music by Armenian composers.  Works by New York Women Composer include:

  • Joyce Orenstein – Three Pieces for Clarinet
  • Jennifer Castellano – Reverie for Flute Solo
  • Binnette Lipper – Trialogue for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon
  • Marilyn Bliss – Murali for Flute Solo
  • Rain Worthington – Duets for a Duo, for Flute and Oboe

I never dreamed that my music would ever be heard outside of the country.  It is pretty wild.

Marvin and I are almost ready to send our CD project off to production.  We got all the licensing done, we have our cover art, and all our CD text is all set.  We are just finishing the design and layout of the inside booklet.  Our CD is titled Child in the Garden: Contemporary Music for Piano 4 Hands, and we expect the CD to become available in early March.

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