January 8 - Here and There
Do pdf of Street Songs page 29 and compose the 7th system for Psalm 83,
Trianon for a
Chamber Orchestra cello showcase, highlights of which include
Jennifer Klotzel's vibrant reading of the J.S. Bach Cello Suite No. 1,
Heitor Villa-Lobos's classic Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 for
soprano and eight cellos, and
Michael Touchi's spin on the octet celli notion,
augmented by string-orchestra accompaniment -- all under the dynamic direction of Barbara Day Turner.
Meet up with the gang afterwards, including other impressive featured composers Anica Gallindo and Elena Ruhr, having previously been priviledged to sit serendipitously one row back from Mona Lyn Reese and forward of Brent Heisinger -- two other excellent composers!
Brief champagne-and-cheese fete thereafter, nonetheless, briskly back, to write up performance for Commuter Times and 21st-Century Music (the latter online versions at http://21st-centurymusic.blogspot.com/2012/01/have-cellos-will-travel-mark-alburger.html and 21st-centurymusic.com)
Playlist, appropriatedly for there and back again, is Howard Shore...
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King