Very honored and humbled to know that my work Auschwitz (nunca se olvdarán) released on Toccata Classics was one of 6 nominated works in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category of the Latin Grammys. The winner will be announced on November 19 at the Latin Grammy ceremony being held in Las Vegas. More here
Performance of my works in Chicago October 9 with the Fonema Consort and the Chicago Composers Consortium as well as lectures at Northwestern on October 6 and DePaul October 7.
New work for bass clarinetist Harry Spaarnay and his students written at the VICC in Visby, Sweden in August as well as piano works being performed by Cecilio Tieles Ferrer in Barcelona in October and Cuba in November.
The premiere of a new work with the Seattle Modern Orchestra and pianist Cristina Valdes with conductor Julia Tai in Seattle, Washington on October 17 with master class at the U of Washington on October 16
The performance of my work for Bass Clarinet and Percussion in Mexico City and Puebla by the Duplum Duo with Fernando Dominguez and Ivan Manzanilla October 27 and 28 and again in Monterrey in November.
The premiere of a new work for 2 guitars and string quartet November 12 at the Instrumenta Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico with Jaime Marquez, Carlos Martinez and the Latin American String Quartet.
The premiere of a new solo piano work for Kathleen Supove to be premiered at the New Music Miami Festival in March. More TBA
Premiere of a new piano quartet in April for the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble at a concert of music by Cuban composers at Symphony Space in NYC. More TBA
Premiere of my work for string quartet and orchestra with the Miami Symphony Orchestra in April. More TBA
The premiere of a new work for string quartet and clarinet for Michael Norsworthy and the Amernet based on my Distant Wind II for premiere in April at the New Music Miami Festival. More TBA
Tomorrow Tuesday, August 4, I will be leaving for a 3 week artists residency at the Visby International Composers Center (VICC) on the island of Gotland just off the coast of Sweden. I will be creating a new work for Henry Sparnaay one of the greatest champions and virtuosos of the bass clarinet in the history of the instrument. The piece being written for him and his proteges will be for solo bass clarinet and electronics. I am looking forward to creating the work at the VICC and to it’s eventual premiere later in the coming season.