Tonight’s Wail of the Voice! program at Penn went very well with some fine pieces and fine performances. Min-Young Kim, Tom Kraines, and Greg DeTurck did a superb job with my Fantasy-Variations – they conveyed the piece’s predominantly somber moods with passion, and with varied colors. Late in the piece the texture clarifies to a very direct, romantic lyricism, and the players found the heartache and longing in this music.
Unfortunately Anna Weesner left before a picture could be taken, but here are four of the composers on the program: left to right, Jay Reise, Richard Wernick, Matthew Schreibeis, and myself.