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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...

Winner Takes All! Pictures

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…

On May 30, 2013 I pre­sented a new lec­ture at Cen­tral School in East Hanover, NJ. For sev­eral years I have gone there and lec­tured on find­ing the hero myth...

New Lecture presented at New Jersey School

On May 30, 2013 I pre­sented a new lec­ture at Cen­tral School in East Hanover, NJ. For sev­eral years I have gone there and lec­tured on find­ing the hero myth…

“It Takes A Rain­bow” with book and lyrics by Emily Clare Thomp­son and music by Richard D. Rus­sell, pre­miered May 9, 2013. It’s a very good show in its sim­plic­ity. The...

Photos from “It Takes A Rainbow”

It Takes A Rain­bow” with book and lyrics by Emily Clare Thomp­son and music by Richard D. Rus­sell, pre­miered May 9, 2013. It’s a very good show in its sim­plic­ity. The…

The pro­gram for last night’s pre­miere per­for­mance of “It Takes A Rain­bow” is very nicely designed! Stu­dents from the school did the art­work… lizards, frogs, and tadpoles. Pho­tos from the...

It Takes a Rainbow — program

The pro­gram for last night’s pre­miere per­for­mance of “It Takes A Rain­bow” is very nicely designed! Stu­dents from the school did the art­work… lizards, frogs, and tad­poles. Pho­tos from the…

Today I trav­eled to East Hanover, NJ to par­tic­i­pate in rehearsals for two new musi­cals. I’ve writ­ten the music and my col­lab­o­ra­tor Emily Thomp­son Schweer is the lyri­cist and book...

New Spring Musicals to premiere

Today I trav­eled to East Hanover, NJ to par­tic­i­pate in rehearsals for two new musi­cals. I’ve writ­ten the music and my col­lab­o­ra­tor Emily Thomp­son Schweer is the lyri­cist and book…

On Fri­day March 22, the New York Com­posers Cir­cle pre­sented an “Encores” Out­reach Pro­gram at the JASA West Side Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on the upper west side of Man­hat­tan. Flautist Michael...

Fast Tides, Slow Tides at NYCC Outreach event

On Fri­day March 22, the New York Com­posers Cir­cle pre­sented an “Encores” Out­reach Pro­gram at the JASA West Side Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on the upper west side of Man­hat­tan. Flautist Michael…

Once again, my fre­quent col­lab­o­ra­tor, Emily Thomp­son, asked me to lec­ture to her class of young­sters at the school where she teaches: Cen­tral School in East Hanover, NJ. I went...

Lecture at Central School in NJ (Feb. 22, 2013)

Once again, my fre­quent col­lab­o­ra­tor, Emily Thomp­son, asked me to lec­ture to her class of young­sters at the school where she teaches: Cen­tral School in East Hanover, NJ. I went…

The New York Com­posers Cir­cle pre­sented a con­cert at Saint Peter’s Church at the Cit­i­group Cen­ter on Feb­ru­ary 19, 2013. Among the pieces per­formed were two of my com­po­si­tions, “Amid...

NYCC’s February 2013 concert

The New York Com­posers Cir­cle pre­sented a con­cert at Saint Peter’s Church at the Cit­i­group Cen­ter on Feb­ru­ary 19, 2013. Among the pieces per­formed were two of my com­po­si­tions, “Amid…

A pro­gram has been pub­lished for the Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 19 New York Com­posers Cir­cle con­cert. The con­cert starts at 8pm and the venue is Saint Peters Church at Cit­i­group Cen­ter....

Sneak Peek at Tuesday night’s program

A pro­gram has been pub­lished for the Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 19 New York Com­posers Cir­cle con­cert. The con­cert starts at 8pm and the venue is Saint Peters Church at Cit­i­group Center.…

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