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Winter dreams and a breath of spring 

I'm singing with IOCSF on this December's concert program, "Sleeping While Dreaming," featuring pieces by nine contemporary composers including a world premiere by my friend and IOCSF alum, Sam Maurer. You can join us on December 3 in Berkeley or December 10 in San Francisco, and there will also be a webcast on December 22.

And for my cantata, Hakol Hevel, I am still waiting on a full release of official details to make the big announcement... but all is still falling into place for concerts March 25 and 26 in Manhattan. In the meantime, you can follow Empire City Men's Chorus for the first official word when it comes.

A foray into solo singing 

This coming October, I will be singing solo vocal pieces in public for the first time in many years. I'll be giving a recital on Saturday, October 29, at 6:30 PM at the Unity San Francisco church, 240 Page St. This will be a joint recital with mezzo-soprano Maria Polyakova and collaborative pianist Jeffrey Sykes. The program will include works by Bach, Schumann, Rossini, Rachmaninoff, Faure, and Debussy. Admission is free-- if you're interested to see how my art song interpretation skill is progressing, please come!

An upcoming premiere, and another Substack 

Musical news: I am both performing and premiering a new choral work with Coro Mundi on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at St. Paul Church in Stone Harbor, NJ. Coro Mundi is a wonderful annual festival choir founded by Steve Kushner, who I was privileged to learn from when he directed the Concert Choir at the high school I attended several decades ago. I'm honored to be singing with them and even more honored to be writing music for them! If you happen to be in the vicinity of the Jersey Shore, please come and see us.

Nonmusical news: I have started yet another Substack, thisgreenhouse.substack.com, to chronicle the green home retrofitting projects I've been plugging away at this past decade. If you're interested in practical ways to reduce your home's carbon footprint, take a look.

Fall 2021 concerts, and new Substack 

Two quick updates, one musical, one not:

1. IOCSF's fall concerts are now scheduled! We'll be singing on December 4 at 7:30 PM at Christ Church Berkeley and December 18 at 7:30 PM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco. Details at iocsf.org.

2. For those interested in my non-composing-related thoughts, I now have a Substack at futuremoreperfect.substack.com. You can subscribe for periodic posts on ways to sustainably and substantially improve the world for future generations. Stay tuned for more upcoming news on my own more concrete plans to do my bit...

Singing in person again! 

I don't have any performances of my own music to announce, but I do have a couple of in-person singing gigs to promote!

First of all, in October, I am going to be singing with Coro Mundi, an ensemble founded by my former high school choir director, Steve Kushner. We'll be giving a concert in Stone Harbor, NJ on October 9th and in Philadelphia, PA on October 10th. Details in the image below.

Second, I am about to start rehearsing with the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco in our return to in-person singing for the fall season. We can't yet be certain of our December concert dates and venues due to the ongoing situation, but we definitely plan to have a December concert even if it has to be a livestream! www.iocsf.org will have the updates as the season evolves.