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On June 5, 6, and 7th, The Bell and Barter Theatre of Rockaway, NJ, will be presenting a production of It Takes A Rainbow, an original musical I wrote with […]
The premiere of Richard D. Russell’s NeverSummer was April 1, 2015, with the New Jersey Baroque Orchestra conducted by Robert W. Butts.
“To A Muse,” with book and lyrics by Emily Clare Thompson, was performed February 25, 2015 at the school where she teaches in East Hanover, NJ. This was the second performance; […]
I will be presenting a lecture at Ethical Culture Fieldston’s “A Day of Innovation in Teaching” on February 17, 2015. I usually present this lecture to elementary school children, but […]
“To A Muse,” a 2012 musical I wrote with Emily Clare Thompson, is having a repeat performance on February 25, 2015 at the Central School in East Hanover. Emily wrote […]
“Three Partings” for soprano and piano trio will be performed Tuesday, February 24 at Saint Peter’s Church at Citigroup Center. The concert is being presented by the New York Composers […]
This update is late in arriving, but this New Year holiday season I’ve been reminded that I did a podcast interview with composer and music producer Charlie McCarron a long, […]
“It Takes A Rainbow” with book and lyrics by Emily Clare Thompson and music by Richard D. Russell, had its second production on May 8, 2014. Everyone seems to agree this […]
“The Rose Cycle” is a new composition for soprano and string quartet, and it premiered April 22, 2014. The concert was presented by the New York Composers Circle at Saint […]
“Three Partings” — my song cycle of three three settings of Lord Byron poetry–received a special performance on April 12, 2014. This was not a standard concert concert of music; the […]
Along with Emily Clare Thompson, my collaborator, I attended the premiere of our newest musical, A Knight at the Round Table, on March 13, 2014. Emily not only writes book and […]
On June 6, 2013 the Central School at East Hanover, NJ presented “Winner Takes All!” This is my collaborator Emily Clare Thompson’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” The setting […]
Posted on September 20, 2011 | 1 CommentThe Beatles's song, "You Won't See Me," teaches what is meant by active listening.
Posted on April 25, 2011 | 2 CommentsRob Deemer, a composer and conductor, recently posed this question on New Music Box, “Why do you compose?” That’s a pointed way of asking some questions I’ve considered for a […]