In October of 2015 I had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman named Russ Salk who informed me of a presentation series he runs at the library in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The criteria for this series is only composers living in the 21st Century are presented. As Salk says frequently "there are more people composing music today than ever before" and the vast differences makes these presentations a treat. Occasionally there are live performances - Sylvia Goldstein presenting her music with Laura Cook (mezzo-soprano) performing and Lizabeth Miller (soprano) performing recent showtune works and other selections with Frank Viola (pianist) were deservedly popular.
After attending many wonderful sessions on composers such as George Rochburg, Roxanna Panufnik, Ariel Ramirez, and many many more Salk and Carol Lennig, the library director, extended an invitation for me to present on my own compositions.
I will be discussing Eclipse for Mezzo-soprano and Piano, the Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Band, and Flurry for Flute Quartet (or ensemble). There will even be a surprise guest! If you're in the area use the program at the right to get directions.
Many thanks to Russ Salk and Carol Lennig for the opportunity - I'm looking forward to it!