It’s been a great summer of composition projects!

First, I arranged Carol Thomas Downing’s haunting tune Walden (originally written for the Walden School) for SAB Chorus, Violin, and Piano, and the First Universalist Singers premiered it in June with John Hubert directing, Sarah Libert on piano, and me on violin. This was the third (summer) of my four pieces for this group on the four seasons.

Second, I finished my new piece Balance and Swing for the Boulder Symphony. They’ll premiere it on September 21. Since the piece is based on the American folk tradition of contra dance, caller Ed Hall and friends will present a pre-concert lecture and dance lesson (!) before the performance at the First Presbyterian Church in Denver. (Dance lesson at 6, concert at 7.)

Third, I finished One Leaf, the autumn piece for the First Universalist Singers. I was excited to collaborate on this with my husband, Kevin Garlow, who wrote a beautiful poem from the point of view of an autumn leaf. This piece will be premiered on November 17th at the First Universalist Church of Denver.

Really looking forward to these premieres and also my projects for fall and winter. Stay tuned…

A Summer of Composition