The New Year is a convenient signpost from which to look back on my second year of blogging. In this case, reviewing the past is helpful to the reviewer, as an assessment of where I’ve been. If you find this kind of thing tiresome, please read no further.
January

The February issue of Chamber Music magazine hits the bulk mailboxes, with Kyle Gann’s wonderful article on my work. Also, my String Quartet No. 3: Air is premiered, prompting this very nice featurein the Winston-Salem Journal.

February

The International Horn Society announces a prize for Revenant: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra.

March

Amadeus ex machina tours Austria as part of the 250th birthday celebration for Mozart.

April

Augusta Read Thomas was the featured guest of our Twenty-first Century Residencies program, reported on here and here.

May

American premiere of What Happened.

June

John Kennedy conducts the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in a successful performance of Amadeus ex machina.

July

Seven performances of Wright Flight take off from the Outer Banks.

August

Completion of Symphony No. 2: Singing silver.

September

The remarkable Kyle Gann pays a visit.

October

Appendage is the featured work on the 2006 Shake It Up Festival in Greensboro.

November

Premiere of Singing silver, performed by the composer and ICE, at the first Sequenza21 concert in New York.

December

Jeffrey James Arts Consulting publishes the 2007 edition of Cadenza.

Here’s looking forward to a peaceful and productive 2007 for all of you.
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