As a first time blog at Sequenza 21, I am humbled by the wealth of knowledge of those who blog here on a continual basis. With my pianistic activities, compositions of choral music, new works being composed for me and my own thoughts about various trends and happenings in the world of classical and pop music, I hope to be able to contribute to the site. To get to know me, please visit my web site This weekend brings the New York Premiere of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s “Millennium Fantasy” with the American Symphony, Leon Botstein conducting, at Bard College. It is part of a 25 orchestra consortium which began in Cincinnati in 2000. It also served as a launchpad for future projects.

Thanks for reading–and I hope we’ll get to know each other through this wonderful forum. I have also contributed (and continue to do so) at If you visit, there are many blogs and inputs there, so I might sound repetitive should you see similar thoughts here as well.

Best wishes.

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