I’m getting ready for several concerts that contain my music. The first is in Houston with the Houston Chamber Orchestra. I’m conducting a piece that I composed to feature my wife, violinist Margaret Batjer (playing concerts together seems to be the only way we ever get a weekend away from the kids.) I wrote it a few years back and then revised it with a third movement and have now tweaked it again, so it evolves with every performance. I hope to record it this summer. It’s an eclectic piece incorporating my love of odd rhythm and melody. The third movement is a twisted fiddler’s reel. I’m not sure what category my concert music falls into. Probably for better or worse, it has tinges of film music, because I’ve been doing it for so long. It’s certainly something that is evolving in me and I love writing it. But I have much to learn and I do learn with every piece. We’ll give it our best shot to make it something good for all the folks in Houston. Please join us if you’re in the area. May 7th, Zilkha Hall.
Stay tuned for info on the Jazz Bakery concert here in LA which should be really interesting.